Group Decision Simulation (A)-(F): Examining Procedural Justice in Group Decision-Making Processes


  • Michael A. Roberto


This article describes a simulation that explores the role of procedural justice in group decision-making processes. In the exercise, students experience different approaches to leading a group decision-making process, and then provide their assessment of each procedure. An Internet-based software application provides students with real-time feedback regarding their assessments, and enables students to compare and contrast each leadership approach during the class discussion. This discussion tends to focus on the perceptions of fairness associated with each approach, and the impact these perceptions have on decision-making outcomes.