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Effective decision making and the rule of 7

Effective decision making and the rule of 7

Once you've got 7 people in a decision-making group, each additional member reduces decision effectiveness by 10%.

  • September 28, 2010
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Effective decision making and the rule of 7

Once you've got 7 people in a decision-making group, each additional member reduces decision effectiveness by 10%, according to Marcia W. Blenko, Michael C. Mankins, and Paul Rogers, authors of Decide & Deliver: 5 Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization. Thus, a group of 17 or more rarely makes any decisions.

Source: Decide & Deliver: 5 Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization

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