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ERIC Number: EJ1055342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Committee Effectiveness in Higher Education: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Group Decision Making
Bates, Stephen B.
Research in Higher Education Journal, v25 Sep 2014
Focusing on five models of committee effectiveness for purposes of this assessment will lend insight into the strengths and weaknesses of utilizing a structured action plan as a guide to achieving and maintaining optimum committee effectiveness in higher education. In the compilation of the strengths and weaknesses of committee decision making, the group structure and purpose must be defined before a determination can be assessed on an applicable course of action that should be employed to achieve the objective. The appropriate use of strategy, structure and definition are required to build a successful team of individuals in collective thought and there must be clearly delineated membership accountability for the group to achieve functionality. The models representing initiatives that can be utilized by group structures consisting of two or more individuals are defined and analyzed. The models being utilized in this analysis are; the Korn/Ferry T7 model, the Rubin, Plovnick and Fry GRPI model, the Katenbach and SmithTeam Basics model, the LaFasto and Larson Five Dynamics of Teamwork and Collaboration model, and the Lencioni-Understanding Team Dysfunction model.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Decision Making, Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Models, Program Effectiveness, Committees, Leadership
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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