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Assignment: Hostage-Taking in an Airplane

By ljwoww33 Mar 01, 2013 677 Words
11/09/12
Group Assignment
Dr. Olds
Into To Communication 110
Group Assignment
In my group assignment we found out that there was a crisis of hostage-taking in an airplane. The hijackers offered to release four passengers to the U.S. Embassy. In our group we had to come to an agreement on who we should safe. But first we had to make guidelines for what four hostages we could safe. We had six steps of decision-making, and the six steps were identify the problem, analyze the problem, establish the criteria, generate alternatives, evaluate alternatives and last select the best. When we identified the problem we all came up with on which of the four people should live. Then we had to analyze the problem. While analyzing it, we had to rank the four hostages to be released to survive by position of importance. On step three on establishing the criteria we came up with that with the hostages we wanted to save they need to have power or position to status, also gender wasn’t a factor, the age limit had to be 20 and up, they had to have a high education, and also political position. We also came up with a list on what the hostages couldn’t have to be saved and that was if they had a terminal illness, if they were a pedophile, a murder or also a rapist. Step four we generated our alternatives. Our alternatives were Brenda Jones; father John O’Brien, Juan Garcia, Elijah Brown, Betsy Bates, Congress woman Jan Perkins D.B Calhoun, and Andrea Ohms While evaluating our alternatives we found out that Brenda Jones had no job skills and couldn’t take care of her kids, Father John O’Brien was a doing good work for the people, Juan Garcia was above the age of 20, was educated and also was doing well for others, Elijah Brown was not high position or power, Betsy Bates was position of power and was above the age of 20, Congress woman Jan Perkins was powerful, high educated and also above the age of 20 and finally Andrea Ohms wasn’t the age of 20 and up. The selected people we decided to save for the best reasons were 1st Congress women Jan Perkins, 2nd Juan Garcia, 3rd Father John O’Brien and finally 4th Betsy Bates. While working with my group and coming up with the decisions it was hard to decide one thing because one person wanted one thing and another wanted another thing, but finally at the end we came up with agreeing on our decisions. Working with Rachel, Manuel, Paul and Jeannie, it was a good experience. I liked working with them overall in my group. They all had very good ideas to say. Evaluating them individually on their performance I would say Rachel had very good ideas, Manuel had good ideas, Paul he really wanted to save all of the children the best he could, which was really sweet and then Jeannie, she was very spoken and knew exactly want she wanted to do. The person who steps up to be more of a leader had to be Jeannie. When we first got the paper she had an idea on what to do. She spoke up and had her ideas on point. She knew exactly what to say and she also knew what she wanted to do. Jeannie brought up very good points while we were coming up with our guidelines. With all of her ideas she said they all came together and they really made sense when we put our guidelines together. Her concluding discussions were all equally well and with that her overall leadership was great four our group. I would like to work with Jeannie again if we had another group project because her leadership was really nice and I liked how she let the rest of us talk and put in our own ideas as well. Unlike some leaders in groups like to make the whole project for themselves and don’t let others talk.

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