What approach would you suggest your team use to make more complex decisions that could impact project success?
For this week’s discussions, post your responses to both questions below.
1. In our readings this week, we learned about problem solving and group decision making. Decision-making involves the process of “generating options and then choosing among them.” Decision-making and problem-solving are similar but not identical processes, and they often take place during team meetings. As your response to this topic, discuss one of the following:
A. What approach would you use with your team to make a simple decision?
B. What approach would you suggest your team use to make more complex decisions that could impact project success?
C. Discuss the extra challenges associated with group decision-making and problem-solving for a totally virtual team.
2. Realities such as power, personal preferences, and negative politics can be used by group members to derail the effectiveness of a group’s problem-solving meeting. Explain the role for one of the following in mitigating these problem-solving realities:
A) the project manager
B) the meeting agenda
C) effective meeting procedures
Support your response with appropriate resources and/or professional experiences.