Identify factors to be considered to facilitate deliberative

Identify factors to be considered to facilitate deliberative

Assignment: Avoiding “Groupthink”

Module

Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to:

Identify the factors to be considered to facilitate deliberative decision making.

The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster showed how “groupthink” can lead a team to ignore or discount warnings.

View the following video on the disaster:

The truth about lies [Video File 57:30 mins]. (1989). Films On Demand. Retrieved January 10, 2014, from http://digital.films.com.vlib.excelsior.edu/PortalPlaylists.aspx?&

Review what you have learned about effective teamwork from the video and, regarding the statements of Roger Boisjoly and other Morton Thiokol engineers, respond to the following:

How would you have overcome NASA’s insistence on launching?

What approach would you have used to facilitate deliberative decision making and avoid groupthink in this case?

Post your primary response. Be sure to review your writing for grammar and spelling before posting.

Read any postings already provided by your instructor or fellow students. See the SBT Discussion Rubric for how you will be evaluated for this activity.

Remember to read the feedback to your own major postings and reply to it throughout the module.

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