March 21, 2014

RDM Group Reflection

Deciding as a group on what tools to use for the marketing, location and whether to produce or not was not a problem for us. This is because we were all open minded and ready to explore as much tools as possible. For us Group D, it was more like a journey to satisfy our curiosity and every one's curiosity was satisfied. In the real world this might not be the case all the time or at all times because of time constraint. So decision or project teams would have to narrow down and agree on what tools to use.

This is usually the first decision to make in every decision making task. I would like to add that it important to consider everyone's opinion when making group decision because it helps to create a balanced view of the problem, you know everyone view things differently and some people might place a rating across a critera on AHP tool for example based on emotions but if another member of the group views it logically and justifies it, that way it is better. So making sure even in decision making, Autocratic approach is completely avoided.

I can say that most decisions made even in board rooms today are nothing far away from biased decisions, we as human beings can only attempt to minimize the bias but not completely elimate it. That is why it is safe to use more than one tool to make a decision, Say, quantitative and qualitative tool. Infact in a case where time is not an issue or where the interest of others is at stake, it is safer to use more than two.

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