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Chapter 10, Problem 16RQ
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Identify and briefly describe five decision-making approaches frequently used with GSS.

Program Plan Intro

Group support system (GSS):

  • It facilitates communication and data exchange between employees making important decisions.
  • It denotes a set of techniques, software and technology designed to focus and enhance communication and decision-making of groups.
  • It denotes collaborative computer-based information systems that supports and structure group interaction.
  • A collaboration software class is been used for moving groups through steps of a process towards their goals.     

Explanation of Solution

Decision making approaches used by GSS:

  • The decision making approaches used by GSS are shown below:
    • Delphi approach:
      • It denotes an interactive, structured, iterative decision-making method and that relies on input from expert panel.
      • The purpose is to solicit responses from a panel of experts regarding a specific problem or situation.
      • It converges on a correct answer.
      • A questionnaire is been provided to experts stating the problem and soliciting their opinion.
      • The responses are been collected by a facilitator and provides anonymous summary of expert forecast as well as judgment basis.
      • The experts are been stimulated for revising earlier answers in light of response from other panel members.
      • The process is been repeated until a predefined count of rounds are completed or group has achieved a compromise.
    • Brainstorming:
      • The members offer ideas that denote free thinking and creativity.
      • To develop criteria for idea quality.
      • Develop directive prompts for idea generation.
      • Elicit one idea from each participant.
      • Ask participants to trade ideas.
      • Generate new idea based on a directive prompt.
      • Repeat previous steps until prompts are exhausted.
    • Nominal group technique:
      • It denotes a method that is structured and used for brainstorming and encourages everyone’s contribution...

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