Accession Number : AD0610532

Title :   SOME EFFECTS ON A GROUP OF WHETHER AND WHEN THE HEAD REVEALS HIS OPINION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 4,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s) : Bass,Bernard M.

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Twelve quartets of executives discussed a problem so that the quartet head could subsequently submit in a contest what he personally felt to be the best possible decision. Heads were instructed to avoid stating their own opinion to the others in the quartet or to reveal it before and/or after the discussion. Heads who avoided stating their opinion changed it least as a consequence of the discussion but maximized change among others in the group, yet such heads felt least satisified with their decision. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP), (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP), (*LEADERSHIP, GROUP DYNAMICS), MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOMETRICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE