6 GROUPS ARE EFFECTIVE WHEN: They are action orientedThere is a non-threatening climateThere is an environment for learningAll members participateTasks get doneCriticism is accepted (non-personal)Members arrive prepared
7 BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE DECISIONS Being aggressiveGoing off on tangentsSelf confessingCompeting
8 BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE DECISIONS Seeking sympathyJoking aroundDemanding attentionWithdrawing
9 BIG PROBLEMS FOR GROUPS Lack of clear goalsStar complexesWallflowersGroup think
10 GROUP THINK Go along with the leader or the group without dissenting. Dismiss alternatives too quickly just to be agreeable.Consider only a few solutions (in a hurry to make any decision, not the right one).Fail to get input from experts.“Not invented here.”If there is consensus, stop and try again.