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Title: What, if any, characteristics of groupthink are manifested in the work team


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  • Organizational behavior
  • Q1.Has Preeti made a good decision about the way
    she is going to make the decision?
  • Q2.Which investment would you choose? Why?
  • Q3.Which investment do you think most people
    would choose?
  • Q4.Based on what you have learned about group
    shift, which investment do you think Preetis
    family will choose?
  • Q5.What are some factors that led to groupthink
    in the cases described here? What can teams do to
    attempt to prevent groupthink from occurring?

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  • Q6.How might differences in status among group
    members contribute to groupthink? For example,
    how might lower-status members react to a groups
    decision? Are lower-status members more or less
    likely to be dissenters? Why might higher-status
    group members be mare effective dissenters?
  • Q7.Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that he
    encourages dissent. Can such norms guard against
    the occurrence of groupthink? As a manager, how
    would you try to cultivate norms that prevent
    groupthink?
  • Q8.How might group characteristics such as size
    and cohesiveness affect groupthink?
  • (a)Why is this group a team?
  • (b)Has anyone in this case acted unethically?
  • (c)What, if any, characteristics of groupthink
    are manifested in the work team?
  • (d)Has Karan been an effective team leader?
    Explain your position.

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  • Q9.Do you believe that team-building activities
    increase productivity? Why or why not? What other
    factors might be responsible for increases in
    profitability following a corporate retreat?
  • Q10.What are some other ways besides those
    described here to build effective teams and
    increase teamwork among company employees? How
    might these alternatives be better or worse than
    corporate retreats?
  • Q11.What should companies do about employees who
    lack athletic talent but are still pressured to
    participate in physical activities with their
    colleagues? How might poor performance by those
    with low athletic ability affect their status
    within the organization?

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  • Q12.How might you increase teamwork when team
    members are not often in direct contact with one
    another? Can you think of any electronic
    team-building exercises?
  • (a)What competencies are needed to be creative?
  • (b)Identify methods through which creativity can
    be nurtured.

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