Deviance in organizational decision making: using unanimous decision rules to promote the positive effects and alleviate the negative effects of deviance

Rijnbout, Jasmine S. and Mckimmie, Blake M. (2014) Deviance in organizational decision making: using unanimous decision rules to promote the positive effects and alleviate the negative effects of deviance. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44 7: 455-463. doi:10.1111/jasp.12238


Author Rijnbout, Jasmine S.
Mckimmie, Blake M.
Title Deviance in organizational decision making: using unanimous decision rules to promote the positive effects and alleviate the negative effects of deviance
Journal name Journal of Applied Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1559-1816
0021-9029
Publication date 2014-07
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/jasp.12238
Open Access Status
Volume 44
Issue 7
Start page 455
End page 463
Total pages 9
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract When deviance occurs during group decision making, it can lead to increased innovation and improved decision outcomes. Group members, however, often rate the group climate as lower for having experienced dissent. The current study used a hidden profile framework to investigate the effects of deviance and decision rule on task outcome and group climate. Results found that working under a unanimous decision rule increases the likelihood of shared information improving the overall decision outcome and also alleviates some of the negative consequences associated with deviance. Results have significant implications for both research on group deviance and the application of deviance techniques within organizational settings.
Keyword Deviance
Decision making
Organizational settings
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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