decision making

Making Decisions

Making Decisions

Life is full of decisions. We make hundreds of decisions every day. Most of these decisions are minor and barely require any thought. We decide when to get up in the morning, what clothes to wear, what to eat for lunch, and what groceries to buy. But occasionally, we need to make major decisions that(…)

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What Kind of Decision Maker Are You?

What Kind of Decision Maker Are You?

We’re all experienced decision makers. We make hundreds of decisions a day, often without really thinking about it. But in reality, the decision-making process is complex, and many different factors influence the decisions we make. Our family, our values and emotions, advertising, and societal pressure can all influence our choices. Another factor that can influence(…)

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Decisions by Committee Don’t Always Yield the Best Results

Decisions by Committee Don’t Always Yield the Best Results

We often approach a new project with a group brainstorming session, an opportunity to pool our team members to chart a common trajectory towards completion. Studies show, however, that such collaboration can be detrimental to the best outcome. This article by renowned author, Ron Friedman, Ph.D., outlines the potential pitfalls of collaborations: they may breed(…)

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Five Decision-Making Pitfalls

Five Decision-Making Pitfalls

Although we would all like to make rational decisions, it’s not unusual for us to fall victim to mistakes of logic and reasoning. Often, we make these mistakes without even realizing it. A few common “decision-making pitfalls” include the following: Confirmation bias Only looking for information that supports your ideas Ignoring information that doesn’t support(…)

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