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Decision concepts: theories, principles, paradoxes

Based on the under mentioned scenario, identify the applicable decision concepts (theories, principles, paradoxes, etc.) from our learning all semester (not just the group decision concepts identified in Unit 5) that your group believes will best explain what is occurring within the organization.

The CEO of your company recently met with his executive staff (of which you are a member) to discuss his concern with how unproductive groups are within the company. He admits that groups take people away from their primary jobs; however, they are only formed when it's necessary to gather multiple opinions and ideas or when a collaboration of skills and ideas could yield high results.

To prove his point he brought up a number of examples of projects, for which groups were formed and people assigned, that failed to fulfill their objectives. He's confused as to why those assigned to groups often think they can ignore their group responsibilities (not attend meetings, only marginally participate, or not participate at all).

He then points out each of your group members stating; "We've got to do find out what's happening. Your goal is to help me identify the issues involved (what's happening and why). I want you to work together as a group, do some research and come up with ideas and suggestions to help fix this problem".

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The response addresses the queries posted in 883 words with references.

//In the paper, a particular situation prevailing in the organization is discussed, wherein the group activity leads to decreased levels of performance. In the paper, the decision concepts, issues and recommendations pertaining to the particular situation are listed//

In a particular organization, the group or the team effort does not yield successful and beneficial results. Wherever the groups are formed, it is observed that there is a decrease in the efficiency of the group. Groups or teams are framed when there is a need for the collection of diverse information. But, it was often observed that in such important times, group effort led to decreased efficiency and the group members displayed low responsibility towards the successful completion of the allocated tasks.

// Next, in the paper the appropriate decision concepts that are applicable in the particular situation in the organization is discussed.//

The decision theory that holds well in the particular context is the Self determination theory. According to this theory self inspiration and self motivation is essential for carrying out a particular task efficiently and for taking an important decision. So, pertaining to the situation the team members lack the self determination and therefore do not undertake the responsibilities seriously and therefore the work ...

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The response addresses the queries posted in 883 words with references.