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Do you believe mood affects decision making? Do you feel that you make better decisions when you are in a good mood? Or do you feel you make better decisions when you are in a bad mood? Provide an example of a decision you made that you can tie to your mood at the given time.

In your opinion, how might groupthink benefit (or not) from hiring an outsider to periodically observe a team? An outsider is an employee who does not belong to a particular team. Would such a policy be seen by the team as indicating a lack of trust from management? What can a team do by way of self-regulation to detect and correct groupthink?

McShane, S. L., & Von Glinow, M. A. (2008). Organizational behavior (4th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

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How a person's mood may affect decision making is determined. What a team can do by a way of self-regulation to detect and correct GroupTink is determined.

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