Why we prefer to be fired by an individual than by a committee

Source: sciencedaily.com
Leadership & C-Suite

Decision-making is a crucial aspect of organizational life, and we know quite a lot about how group and individual decisions are made. Less is known, however, about how these decisions are received, and if potential differences exist when the decision maker is a group rather than an individual. For example, what happens when a worker receives a layoff notification? Would the fairness of such a decision be perceived differently if it were made by a group rather than an individual? Prior studies found that people think groups are less likely to be influenced by biases. What is still unknown is if the groups decision is also more likely, or not, to be perceived as fair.