Procedural Justice and Acceptance in Group Decision Making


  • Robert J. Oppenheimer
  • Michael A. Roberto


This article describes an experiential exercise that explores how leaders can enhance procedural justice in group decision-making processes, and thereby promote higher levels of decision acceptance. In particular, we demonstrate how to use a simple exercise to show students how two contrasting approaches to leading a group decision-making process can lead to quite different levels of commitment, understanding, and group harmony. We provide a simple explanation of how to conduct the exercise, as well as how to debrief the session by providing students with an analysis of their responses to a simple survey.