In the News

Decision-Making in the News

December 13, 2017

How Using a Flexible Team Decision-Making Approach Can Bring Success

When teams are coming up with their operating norms, one of the key areas that is almost always discussed is decision-making. Every team has to make decisions. The really important thing to gain team understanding around is how this team is going to make the decisions it needs to make.
December 12, 2017

5 Lessons On Making The Leap From Big Data To Wise Decision Making (Part 2 of 2)

From his vantage point as someone who evolved from a collector of enormous amounts of data to a wise decision-maker at high levels of business and government, few are more qualified than Vince Barabba to offer guidance on how to bridge the chasm that usually separates big data and wise decisions.
December 11, 2017

Are You Making The Leap From Big Data To Wise Decision Making? (Part 1 of 2)

Many companies are grappling with how to leverage the opportunities arising from big data. But, there’s nothing new about exponential technology change and the accelerating ability to capture enormous amounts of data. And, there’s a lot to learn from earlier pioneers about how to tackle this challenge.
December 4, 2017

How Bad Decision Making Could Undermine Good Innovation

You can be innovative and still get steamrolled as layers of internal management turn your creative ideas into something unrecognizable.
November 30, 2017

These Dogs Vote by Sneezing

For the dogs, sneezing “is a form of communication,” says study co-author Reena Walker, who performed the research as a student at Brown University and a research technician at the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust. “The sneeze acts as some kind of signal that shapes decision-making.”
November 27, 2017

3 Lessons We Can Learn from Jeff Bezos and Amazon

Amazon may be an enormous corporation, but their core tools are simple and quite usable. Here is what we can steal.
November 23, 2017

How AI Will Change the Way We Make Decisions

Will machine prediction decrease or increase the amount of work available for humans in decision-making? It is too early to tell.
November 21, 2017

We for She Conference Offers Strategies to Increase Much-Needed Diversity in the Workplace

When you get a more inclusive group decision-making process, you get a better answer because there are more ideas on the table. If we want a better future, we’re going to need a more varied workforce.”
November 15, 2017

Data-Driven Decision Making: Beware Of The HIPPO Effect!

Beware of the HiPPO in the room. When a HiPPO (highest paid person’s opinion) is in play, your organization is most likely not relying on data to inform decision-making. In fact, I believe the HiPPO effect is one of the biggest barriers to more evidence-based and data-driven decision-making. With the quantity and quality of data available today, it is just poor business for organizations to ignore data in favor of making decisions solely based on what the HiPPO wants done.
November 13, 2017

Good Strategy Execution Requires Balancing 4 Tensions

Getting strategy done well often calls for trade-offs between delivering short-term results and implementing foundational changes that require time. Yet companies that can achieve a balance between opposing forces are far more likely to realize successful strategies that endure.