Alex Haslam has thoroughly revised and updated his ground-breaking original text with this new edition. While still retaining the highly readable and engaging style of the best-selling First Edition, the author presents extensive reviews and critiques of major topics in organizational psychology - including leadership, motivation, communication, decision making, negotiation, power, productivity and collective action - in this thoroughly revised edition.
New to the Second Edition:
An entirely new chapter on organizational stress which deals with highly topical issues of stress appraisal, social support, coping and burnout.; New, wider textbook format and design making the entire book much more accessible for students.; A wide range of pedagogical features are included - suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter and comprehensive glossaries of social identity, social psychological and organizational terms
Chapter 6: Group Decision Making
Group Decision Making
The 17th of April 1961, was a dark day in American history. Early in the morning the US Navy, US Air Force and CIA helped a brigade of around 1500 Cuban exiles invade the swampy coast of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. On day one, four crucial supply ships failed to arrive on time, then two were sunk by Cuban planes and the other two fled. On day two the invasion force came up against about 20,000 members of the well-trained Cuban army. By day three, most of the 1200 invaders still alive were captured and imprisoned. As described by Janis (1982, pp. 14–47) and other commentators, the invasion was ‘a perfect failure’. Moreover, its repercussions were enormously damaging ...