Decision making and problem solving


Course Learning Outcomes-Covered

  • Describe decision making process      for complex issues pertaining to business environment both internally and      externally (C.L.O :1)
  • Demonstrate effective leadership      skills and teamwork capacity for efficient decision making with the      problem owners and other stakeholders as either a team member or a team      leader. (C.L.O :5)
  • Explain and apply critical      thinking and cognitive psychology as it pertains to analyze and synthesize      information for problem solving and decision making. (C.L.O :3)

Assignment Instructions: 

· Log in to Saudi Digital Library (SDL) via University’s website

· On first page of SDL, choose “English Databases”

· From the list find and click on EBSCO database.

· In the search bar of EBSCO find the following article:

Title:  “Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong” 

Author:  Art Markman

Date of Publication: May 18, 2017

Published:  Harvard Business Review

Assignment Questions:  (Marks 05)

1. Article Question: Read the attached article titled as “Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong” by Art Markman, published in Harvard Business Review, and answer the following Questions: 

  1. Summarize the article and explain the main issues       discussed in the article. (In 400-500       words)   (Marks       2)
  2. What do you think about the article in relations to what you have       learnt in the course about divergent thinking and group decision making? Use additional reference to support you       argument. (In 250-400 words)  (Marks       1.5)
  3. Critical Thinking Question: If you collect too much information for      analyzing a decision, you can suffer from analysis paralysis, where you      spend too much time thinking about a decision rather than making one.      Recall a major financial decision you made recently, such as of a car or housing      purchase or rental. Describe your process for making the decision. How      could analysis paralysis have affected this process? (In 150-300 words)  (Marks 1.5)

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