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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.
September 22, 2017

Innovation in Policy Analysis: AHP Applied to the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

Finance for Impact participated in a University of Pittsburgh seminar on conflict resolution. The originality of the session consisted in applying the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) methodology to one of the most complex international crisis, the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and, in particular, the refugee issue.
September 20, 2017

Management Studies: Dishonesty Shift

Lying comes more easily to people in teams: Behavioral scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have shown in an experimental study why groups are more likely to behave unethically than individuals.
August 25, 2017

Use of the Analytic Hierarchy Process for Medication Decision-Making in Type 2 Diabetes

The study aim to investigate the feasibility and utility of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) for medication decision–making in type 2 diabetes. The AHP is feasible and useful to make decisions about diabetes medications. Future studies which incorporate stakeholder preferences should evaluate other decision contexts, objectives, and treatments.
July 21, 2017

How the Modern World Made Cowards of Us All

Turns out SNL's Dana Carvey had it WOULD be prudent, to be prudent. Or at least adhere to the correct definition of the word: Righteous decision making that is rooted in acuity and practical wisdom.
June 6, 2017

People Tend to Match Confidence Levels While Making Group Decisions

According to a recent study, when a person tries to make a decision with another person, they tend to match their confidence levels which can backfire if one person has more expertise than the other.
June 6, 2017

6 Ways to Make Hard Decisions Easier as a Leader

Leadership is mentally and emotionally demanding. Not only will you need to temper your emotions to keep your team inspired, you'll also be the point person for almost every hard decision your business makes.
June 6, 2017

Billionaire Richard Branson Reveals His Best Tips for Making Great Business Decisions

If Richard Branson is your dream mentor, you're in luck — the billionaire entrepreneur just revealed some of his best tips for making business decisions. Everyone knows how important first impressions are when meeting someone — in fact the subconscious decisions people make within a tenth of a second are so strong that often contradictory facts can't change them.
May 5, 2017

Testosterone Fuels Boneheaded Decision-Making In Men, Study Finds

Testosterone-driven men are often portrayed in movies and books as impulsive brutes who don’t waste time talking tense situations through and are more likely to stick with their gut. Now, science explains why: A new study finds that testosterone actually leads men to feel significantly more confident in a rash decision, while spending less time thinking their responses through.
May 3, 2017

New Role Found for Brain Region: Focusing Attention During Decision-Making

Long thought to simply pass on information received from the senses, the thalamus may also quickly assemble the circuits that enable successful decisions. This newfound function for this small, center-brain region is the main finding of a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center and published May 3 in the journal Nature.