Group Decision-Making and Leadership for Social Change

A strong leader will facilitate an orderly collective decision-making process. Collaborative decision-making is the process by which a group of people decides between two or more options; conclusions reached via this method are more efficient than those reached by an individual working alone, thanks to the synergy effect.

How Social Change takes Place by Group Making and Leadership?

Climate change, religious tensions, and atomic warfare are difficulties we confront today. Adaptive, innovative solutions are needed for the challenges of wealth and opportunity inequality, dwindling citizen interest and engagement in the political system, growing government inefficiency, the transition from an industrial to a knowledge-based society, and the expansion of national and international economies. This calls for a new kind of leadership. Making it simple for people to contribute their unique views and abilities, speak out when they have concerns, take the initiative, make appropriate choices, walk with others, and share responsibility for the well-being of the team, organization, or community is a hallmark of successful leadership. A strong leader will facilitate an orderly collective decision-making process. Individuals in a group engage in group decision-making, also called collaborative decision-making, when they reach a consensus on how to proceed when several viable options exist.

Reasons Impact Group Behavior and Choices

High cognition hurts collective decision-making and effectiveness. Group judgments tend to favor sharing shared knowledge. Thus, a group may reveal unshared facts. Groups have a huge impact on us. Groups may stifle innovation, decision-making, and clamminess. They may even motivate us. Before its members meet, knowing that some individuals are on our side while others are not, we begin to create our social identity, termed a group attachment. A social facilitation group may help us go further. They might inspire us to produce more without losing quality. However, social loafing promotes group fragmentation, lowers productivity, makes it hard to achieve information agreement, and hinders collective decision-making. Leaders must resolve these concerns. They may fight groupthink by enabling real dissent.

Leadership Impact on social change

Work on the social change model of leadership started in 1994, and the model of leadership development it spawned is the product of a group of people from the higher education community working together to create something new and different in how leaders are trained. Furthermore, this model's intended outcomes are flawed.

Personal Awareness

It has aimed at helping people learn more about themselves and develop a deeper appreciation for their beliefs, philosophies, and goals.

Abilities Required to Lead

It hopes to do this by encouraging leadership skills. Each person and the group will be inspired to work together. Every person can become a leader, and this model portrays leadership as a process rather than a position.


Within the process of bringing about transformation. In this model, there are three primary areas to consider

A Person

Using an individual's point of view, the model determines which characteristics are most conducive to group dynamics and constructive social development.

The team

From a collective viewpoint, we might contemplate how a well-planned program for cultivating leaders can lead to the growth of desirable personal traits and the introduction of constructive changes in the larger community.

A group of people living together

The community determines what form of service activity is most successful in energizing the group and developing the individual's desirable traits and to what social aim the leadership activity is directed.

Seven Cs of Leadership

A set of seven guiding principles, or "the seven seas of leadership," that map to and are embedded in the leadership model's domains are as follows.

Consciousness of Oneself

Awareness of one's beliefs, values, and attitudes is what "self-consciousness" implies. Including the feelings that motivate one to take action. And the key to doing this is elevating the awareness of others around you.


It is knowing and acting by one's core values, beliefs, and priorities. Powers and restrictions. There can be no self-awareness without it.


According to the dedication principle of leadership, an individual's and a group's efforts are propelled by their collective psyche. Passionate tenacity is also implied. The purpose of the body is to aid the individual and boost group performance. Commitment requires introspection and involves feelings of dedication to a cause or a group, as well as a firm belief in the value of the action itself or the results it is meant to produce.


Since collaboration is a social activity, it should inspire teams to work together in ways that go beyond the needs of any one member. Furthermore, members of a group need to discuss their beliefs and ideals.

Conflict Resolution

Having an open and frank discussion when everyone knows there may be disagreements takes a high level of trust among the participants. Cause wars must be paid for, and they must be included in the overall goal.

Common Purpose (Shared Aims)

All members of a Group Share Division actively express the group's shared purpose, best done because the world's goals and values have changed in recent years, allowing for such an analysis. Location of the Office and its Purpose.


Good citizenship is advocated at all tiers of the model, meaning that persons at each level should be using their membership in community service.

Leadership's Greater Ambitions

Where everyone may develop and live peacefully. Each model layer starts and must advance, besides promoting natural equilibrium for future generations. The idea is to create neighborhoods where everyone contributes, and everyone's rights are safeguarded. Leadership may be seen as a group effort to effect good change. A group must follow a set of ideas and aspirations and model the features and attitudes which make this possible to be led successfully. A good group dynamic involves working together, arguing gently, sharing chores, and being open-minded.


The most successful organizations enable members to work together to maximize their skills and achieve a shared objective. Early in a group's growth, the leadership's goal—change or transformation—should be the main emphasis. This goal may need a lot of work and varied approaches from different organizations. Where everyone trusts and respects. Every member must contribute to a successful cooperative activity. Everyone must understand their position in the organization and their obligations. Cooperation Knowledge-sharing leadership efforts perform best. Members saw the group as just a place to learn about one another oneself and the leadership endeavor, as well as the technical expertise and shade awareness needed for the group to operate.

Updated on: 16-Jan-2023


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