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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.
November 10, 2017

Three Ways to Generate Profit with the Data You Already Have

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

Media Advisory

      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

When Should Leaders Own a Decision and When Should They Delegate?

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

New Research: Diversity + Inclusion = Better Decision Making At Work

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.