On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed upon launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida killing all seven astronauts on board. Conduct a literature and an Internet search on the topics of the Challenger disaster and groupthink. Then, discuss how groupthink might have created decision-making problems for NASA and its booster contractor. Cite at least two sources in your answer.
Discuss the following statement. “It is important that organizational managers understand that bounded awareness can and will occur in decision making.” In developing your discussion, cite a minimum of two sources other than your textbook.
Research the subject of groupthink and focalism on the Internet and in textbooks. Then, discuss the two concepts. In your answer, discuss the similarities and dissimilarities of the two.
Conduct an Internet search for information on individual versus group decision making. Then, compare and contrast individual and group decision-making. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Are there certain decisions that are better suited to individual decision-making? What bounded awareness issues are found in individual versus group decision-making? Cite a minimum of two sources.