ERIC Number: ED113812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Two Normative Structural Interventions on Established and Ad Hoc Groups: Implications for the Improvement of Decision Making Effectiveness. Paper No. 497.
Pasmore, William A.; And Others
This paper describes a study that compared the use of consensual, nominal, and conventional decision-making techniques in established and ad hoc groups. The impact of the structural interventions on group decision quality and group attitudes is examined and the appropriateness of the techniques in various situation is discussed. Findings of the study indicate that the nominal technique is particularly well suited to situations in which time is a critical factor, while the consensual technique is apparently better suited to situations in which decision quality is critical. Both the nominal and consensual techniques appear to yield better results than conventional decision-making methods do. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Group Behavior, Group Dynamics, Interaction Process Analysis, Problem Solving, Sensitivity Training, Tables (Data)
Secretary of the Institute Paper Series, Krannert Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (Paper No. 497, Free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Herman C. Krannert Graduate School of Industrial Administration.
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