Practices for Effective Group Decision Making

Groups are better than individuals at making complex decisions because they bring a diversity of perspectives to bear on the problem at hand, act as error-correcting mechanisms and provide social support or proof that might be critical for new ideas. However, some of the processes that can work to promote efficacious thinking or decision-making in groups can also backfire and lead to worse outcomes.

Here is a quick guide adapted from the programme on practices to overcome group behaviours that reduce creativity and impede effective decision-making.

Decision-Making is taught as a part of our Comprehensive Leadership Programmes.