chapter  5
30 Pages

How Groups Shape Information and Decisions

ByRuth Murray-Webster

The starting premise of this chapter is that groups of people working in teams are central to organisational life. Although individual stakeholders are important and influential to some degree, there are not many individual people who have the structural and moral authority to lead an organisation alone. Groups of people, working to achieve shared objectives, are the organisational unit that this chapter focuses on. The role of groups in their ‘advising upwards’ endeavour is explored; from the perspective of the group as the ‘advisor’, and the group as the ‘advised’.