Development on the other hand is define as “gradual advancement through progressive stages of growth from within” Hornby (1974). Note that this gradual advancement should occur within a group. Training and development among the team should be based on issues like: problem solving, communication, negotiation skills, conflict-resolution skills, and group processing skills. For example, training someone to operate a Tractor will require about 80% skill (it involves learning how to coordinate eye, hand and controlling deafness, etc. ), 10% knowledge (location of controls, rules, etc.
), and about 10% attitude (how ready you want to learn, and following safety rules, etc. ).
1. Group Decision Making, Making has many ramifications not present in a choice made by one person; group reach a consensus by fostering open communication among members. It is the process of interaction in which different personalities and divergent view point and somehow blend to produce a consensual choice, that primarily differentiate a unilateral decision from one based on collective judgment and consent of those who must transform the choice into an operational reality.
This involves: A. Problem Identification or opportunity: better understanding of the problem. B. Problem Analyses and Clarity: It involves collecting all necessary information after identifying the problem. The team determine its scope, complexity, who is involved, what areas are affected, what contextual factors might affect the problem, what information is missing, what constituencies are involved. C.
Proposing and Evaluating Solutions: This level involves Brainstorming and generating greater number of approaches for problem solutions and choosing among them. People come together after working independently to generate possible solutions.
D. Decision Implementation: This step has to do with testing the outcome of the group’s tentative choices. It include knowing what needs to be done, what equipment and materials are required, identifying contingency plans if plans don’t go as they designed, and evaluate the plan throughout the implementation stage.