Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences – Vol (12), Issue (2), 2019

Creative decision making in leaders: A case of beer game simulation

Adeel Saqib, Mohsin Ullah, Shabir Hyder, Rashida Khatoon Malik & Muhammad Imran Khan Khalil

COMSATS University Islamabad, Attock Campus, Attock, Pakistan, IQRA University, Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan & University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan

The leaders play a vital role in the decision scenarios in any organization. A qualitative study was conducted using "Beer distribution game" simulation to create an environment of novel and uncertain conditions. Additionally, the study followed the group interviewing technique to explore the underlying patterns in the creative decision-making phenomenon taken by the leaders in complex situations. The findings of the study revealed three categories of factors that contribute to the creative decision making of the leaders. These categories consist of factors related to individuals personal characteristics, team-level factors, and process related factors. The study revealed during the group discussion that creative decision making occurs through a unique interplay of people, process and technology in the Pakistani context.
Keywords: Creative decision making, beer game, simulation, group interview technique




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