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You realize that you are having some trouble connecting with your team as individuals. In a management meeting one of your peers identifies a similar problem, and states that he was able to get a better understanding of his team, and a strategy for solving some of the problems on his team when he heard about Emotional Intelligence. Being unfamiliar with the term you decide to research the topic and see if it can help you with your team problems. So, as a first step, use the AIU Library to research emotional intelligence.

List and define five components of emotional intelligence.
Evaluate your current or former manager on each of the five components of emotional intelligence.
Describe how you can apply the principles of emotional intelligence to your current situation?
Describe what organizations do to help develop the emotional intelligence of their managers as well as other employees?

(Scenario) The CEO of your company has been extremely frustrated with what has been occurring within the organization lately. In a recent managers meeting he exclaimed,

“Everyone around this place just follows the status quo. No one ever has any unique ideas on how we can make this organization better. You just sit here and wait for me to give you directions on what to do. Then you follow those directions word-for-word without asking any questions or making any improvements. We need to change this attitude and change it quickly.”

He then pointed out each of your group members stated, “I’m assigning you all to a working group. Your goal is to help me fix this problem. I want you to work together, do some research, and come up with concrete ideas and suggestions to fix this problem.”

Your group must do analysis, have discussions (either via the small group chat or discussion board) and come to a consensus to prepare a report (paper) that addresses the following:

Part 1 – Define the term “group” after discussion with your fellow team members. Avoid repeating a dictionary definition. For this scenario what would constitute a “group”?

Part 2 – Are there any differences in how individuals and groups make decisions? If so what are they?

Part 3 – Identify the applicable decision concepts (theories, principles, paradoxes, etc.) from our learning all semester (not just the group decision concepts identified in Unit 5) that your group believes will best explain what is occurring within the organization. Be sure your group provides rational to support each of the concepts your group identifies.

Study Material The Psychology of Judgment and Decision making(Plous) Chapter 17-18 and earlier theories and thoughts concerning Decision Making concepts.

Part 4 – Identify at least three (3) recommendations (from your group to the CEO) that will help him improve or overcome the current decision making conditions within the organization.

thank you for your insight and professional thoughts.
very important group assignment. Best Regards

Create a decision tree using the method described in the textbook or any method for a capital investment project to compare acquisition of a competitor with five-year present value high/low cash flow of $500/$400 million (probability 80%/20%) at an acquisition cost of $300 million, versus entry into the competitors field with a five-year present value high/low cash flow of $200/$100 million (probability 60%/40%) and a market entry cost of $30 million.