Watch the original 1957, black-and-white version of "12 Angry Men." Watch for indications of the six steps of the Group Problem-solving Process and leadership. Write a short (1 1/2 to 2 page, double spaced) essay explaining in detail how the movie demonstrates each of the six steps of the group decision making process. Keep in mind that everyone involved in the trial—the judge, prosecutor, defense attorney and the individuals of the jury—are part of the decision making process since, and some of the steps may have occurred in the courtroom. In addition, address the style and the effectiveness of the characters who performed leadership roles.
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Running Head: SPC1017- GROUP DECISION MAKING PROJECT; “12 ANGRY MEN”
SPC1017- Group Decision Making Project; “12 Angry Men”
SPC1017- GROUP DECISION MAKING PROJECT; “12 ANGRY MEN”
The Six Steps of Group Problem-Solving Process and Leadership in ’12 Angry Men’
12 angry men is a 1957 courtroom drama film that essentially tells the story of a 12person jury that deliberates the acquittal or otherwise conviction of an 18-year old defendant
accused of murdering his father. Although the evidence points to a guilty verdict in hindsight,
there are intricacies of the conditions for conviction and facts of the case itself that ultimately
result in a not-guilty version. The film explores how the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney
implemented the six steps of the group problem-solving approach to reach this decision (albeit
unknowingly and mainly using consensus building).
The Six Steps of the Group Problem-Solving Process
Defining the Problem
The main problem in the movie is determining the guilt or innocence of the defendant.
This may be perceived as ‘a probl...