Decision-Making in the News
November 30, 2017
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
Amazon may be an enormous corporation, but their core tools are simple and quite usable. Here is what we can steal.
November 23, 2017
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
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
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
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.
November 10, 2017
A common approach when starting an analytics project is to ask what questions you would like the analysis to answer. But if your goal is to drive actionable analytics that monetize your data, you need to start at a different point.
October 23, 2017
Definitive Business Solutions, Inc. to showcase Definitive Pro™ at WTS2017 WHAT: The fourth annual Washington Technology Showcase 2017 WHO: Terry McAuliffe, the 72nd Governor of Virginia Richard Byrne, SVP for Programs and Technology, MITRE Dawn Halfaker, President and CEO, Halfaker and Associates, LLC Chuck Howell, Chief Engineer, Intelligence Programs and Integration, MITRE John R. Sammarco, President, Definitive Business Solutions, Inc. WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 […]
October 19, 2017
Leaders earn their keep by making smart decisions. But sometimes the smartest decision is to delegate that decision to someone else. Every decision fits somewhere along a risk continuum. An ugly shade of green in the hallway is not necessarily going to damage the brand, but an ill-timed acquisition might—just as hiring a single underwhelming employee will have fewer consequences than the decision to outsource a functional area for twelve global offices.
September 28, 2017
Every day there are more headlines about the challenges of workforce diversity. A focus on diversity often means a focus on hiring, and even with substantial investments of time and money, it takes years to turn the tide for companies with thousands of employees.