Computer-Aided Decision Analysis: Theory and Applications

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group together at one time in one place. Several of the MeetingWare tools could be modified to allow for asynchronous meetings. Primary candidates might be the LIST tool and all the evaluation tools. Thus, participants could generate and enter their ideas at their own convenience and then meet as a whole group for discussion and list organization. Finally, an evaluation phase could take place over a one- or two-day period as each member had time to use the system to enter judgments. The entire group could meet again to review evaluation results and revote if desired.


Process Monitor

It may be useful for a group to have real-time assessments of participant feelings about the group process. This could include issues such as need for breaks, relevance of current activities, levels of conflict, agenda setting, and so on. A GDSS might include a simple pop-up polling mechanism to allow for these process checks. In some cases, a continuous graphic display might be the best approach (e.g., a "conflict meter").


Knowledge-Based GDSS Adviser

As more and more MeetingWare tools become available, it becomes more difficult to choose the appropriate tools and combine them in meaningful sequences, especially for novices. We have developed a prototype of a knowledge-based system that gives advice to potential MeetingWare users. It helps to determine whether a GDSS approach appears appropriate for their situation, whether they have the necessary resources to proceed, and what tool modules they should consider. Ultimately, we anticipate expanding the capabilities of this system so that it can write complete MeetingWare scripts for GDSS users.


SUMMARY

MeetingWare is an example of a new class of software designed to support decision making in small face-to-face groups. It provides a set of modular tools that can be flexibly combined in various patterns to meet the unique needs of specific groups. Initial laboratory and field studies indicate that decision support systems such as MeetingWare can improve both the process and product of small group decision making. New capabilities planned for the near future should increase the effectiveness of this GDSS software.


REFERENCES

Bostrom R. ( 1991). "Training people to facilitate electronic environments." Workshop on "Facilitation in Group Support Technologies," Twenty-fourth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science.

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