Decision making

Introduction In our assignment, we will discuss leadership, group and individual decision making and we will also use case material/experiments to support these areas. We decided to focus in on two leadership’s styles, autocratic focusing on Steve Jobs and democratic focusing on Carlos Ghosn, we will make reference to individual and group decisions that are influenced by each type of leadership. In our report we will examine variables including culture, emotion, values and ethics in the individual decision process, we will examine other variables including conformity, group think, culture, and emotions in relation to the group decision process. We used three experiments, Stanford, Asch and Milgram to illustrate other variables that contributes to individual and group decision making.

Autocratic leadership V democratic leadership
Autocratic
Autocratic leaders create a strict division between superiors and those who are expected to follow them. Also this type of leader retains power and decision making authority.
The leadership style of Steve Jobs
Many people may view autocratic leadership as an ineffective method as it may lead to dissatisfaction within the workplace. Though if autocratic leadership is carried out well, it can lead to increase in productivity, performance and efficiency and increase commitment. Weir, S (2012) outlines how the late Steve Jobs the co-founder of Apple was able to use autocratic leadership which lead to the success of Apple. His style brought the company results even when it faced bankruptcy in 1997, he managed to control the situation. Steve Jobs understood how to get the best from people, his autocratic style worked for Apple as a leader in the PC market and communications. Ultimately Steve jobs made the final decisions to which products Apple would make though he did involve colleagues to generate their ideas. Weir (2012) outlines how Steve Jobs would use a whiteboards and look for suggestions



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