Team decision making is superior to decisions made by one individual. Is that true?
Yes and no. A new study of 72 studies, involving 4,795 groups and over 17,000 individuals shows that where common information is mostly discussed, the quality of decision making goes down. On the other hand where unique information known to one or a small minority of individuals is discussed, quality of decision making tends to go up.
This has consequences for your leadership team decision making. Does counseling together mean you rehash already common knowledge or reach for unique solutions based on leveraging the knowledge and insights of the few individuals who have something new or unique to say or offer?
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