Group decision making

There will be occasions where Amanda at IOE, for instance, will want to consult her whole project team about some problem. With a project team, different specialists and points of view can be brought together. Decisions made by the team as a whole are more likely to be accepted than those that arc imposed upon it.

Assuming that the meetings are genuinely collectively responsible and have been properly briefed, research shows that groups are better at solving complex problems where the members of the group have complementary skills and expertise. The meeting allows them to communicate freely and to get ideas accepted.

(¡roups are less effective when dealing with poorly structured problems, which need creative solutions. Brainstorming techniques have been developed to help groups in this situation but research shows that people often come up with more ideas indiv idually than in a group. Where the aim is to get the involvement of end users of a computer system, then prototyping and participator) approaches such as Joint Application Development (JAD) might be adopted.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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