Team decision-making is different from the strategies used by individuals. Teams have all the headaches of individual decision-making plus they have to coordinate the actions of the team members. On top of that, teams have new strategies to consider — strategies such as voting or building consensus — that aren’t even relevant for individuals. And team decision-making under stress is even more of a challenge. Here are some suggestions for preparing teams to make effective decisions even in the face of stress:
Team decision-making under stress centers on the team’s ability to adapt quickly to unexpected events, and to revise or replace decisions without fear of confusion.