Imagine being part of a group with three other coworkers trying to make a decision about whether to discontinue funding an underperforming product. The group has been working together on the product line for three years , but the product is clearly a failure. When you start to question where the decision is headed you are called disloyal and told to go with the team and give the product more time . One of the team members calls for a final vote on the group’s decision, which appears to be to continue funding a clearly awful and doomed-to-fail product. Watch the “Now What?” video and discuss the following questions:
- Is this decision a programmed or non-programmed decision and what is the basis for your answer?
- How is groupthink and stereotyping illustrated in these videos?
- Would a rational decision-making approach work? Why or why not
- As a manager, how else might you handle this situation? Please provide 1-2 examples to support your viewpoints
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