This book shows that the value of group deci sion making lies in its ability to bring together people wit h a variety of different expertise and experiences. These te chniques are applied to problems such as health care, homles sness and family violence. '
Table of Contents
Introduction The Modern Decision Group PART ONE: RULES FOR EFFECTIVE GROUP DECISION MAKING Recruitment of Participants Preparations for Effective Decision Making Templates for Action The Agenda, the Minutes, and Reports Achieving an Effective Meeting Mechanics of Decision Group Process PART TWO: POSITIONS AND ROLES FOR EFFECTIVE GROUP DECISION MAKING The Chair The Member The Staffer The Executive Roles in Meetings PART THREE: DIFFERENT KINDS OF DECISION GROUPS The Board The Advisory Group The Staff Group PART FOUR: SPECIAL TOPICS Evaluation and Accountability Developing a Perspective
John Tropman teaches at the University of Michigan in the School of Social Work, the Michigan Business School and in the Honors College. In Social Work his courses focus on Executive Leadership and Policy Development, while in the School of Business they focus on Organizational Design, Organizational Culture, Rewards Systems, and Organizational Change. He also teaches in the Executive Education Programs at Michigan and Carnegie Mellon Universities. He has written over 20 books and many articles. John works with a number of organizations in a consultative capacity, including for profit, nonprofit and governmental entities. He assists them in strategic planning, developing effective decision systems, managing change, and providing executive training. He also works with individual executives asisting them in their own career development.