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Decisions Don't Start with Data

Decisions Don't Start with Data | Intuition | Scoop.it

I recently worked with an executive keen to persuade his colleagues that their company should drop a long-time vendor in favor of a new one. He knew that members of the executive team opposed the idea (in part because of their well-established relationships with the vendor) but he didn’t want to confront them directly, so he put together a PowerPoint presentation full of stats and charts showing the cost savings that might be achieved by the change. He hoped the data would speak for itself. But it didn’t. The team stopped listening about a third of the way through the presentation. Why? It was good data. The executive was right. But, even in business meetings, numbers don’t ever speak for themselves......

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Intuition and Decisions

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Workplaces are shifting from task-oriented environments to requiring more complex problem-solving. The way that business leaders made decisions in the past is no longer a guide to making future decisions; adopting a multifaceted approach that goes beyond traditional reasoning alone is fast becoming a crucial business practice. Such complexity allows for creativity and a focus on the role of human intuition in the workplace. No doubt, data analysis and past results remain crucial to drive business decisions. Yet following gut instinct — even with all of its inherent risks — has pushed many an organization to success. Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates was quoted as saying that one often has to rely on intuition. Albert Einstein also was a believer: “The only real valuable thing is intuition,” he once said......

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:07 AM
If you want, forget who said it, pay attention what he said to: As former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell noted in his book “My American Journey,” “Dig up all the information you can, then go with your instincts. We all have a certain intuition, and the older we get, the more we trust it. … I use my intellect to inform my instinct. Then I use my instinct to test all this data.” I like this one: "I use my intellect to inform my instinct..."
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Intuitive Decision-Making Based on Expertise May Deliver Better Results Than Analytical Approach

Intuitive Decision-Making Based on Expertise May Deliver Better Results Than Analytical Approach | Intuition | Scoop.it
Intuition may be just as effective in decision-making as an analytical approach — and sometimes more efficient and effective, depending on the decision-maker's level of expertise on the subject at had, according to a new report in the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes by researchers from Boston College, George Mason University and Rice University.

“It turns out intuition isn’t always bad and there are conditions where it is a good way to make the right decision,” said co-author Michael Pratt, the O’Connor Family Professor of Management and Organization at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. “What we found demystifies a lot of the information out there that says intuition isn’t as effective as if you sat down and walked through an analytical approach.”

Testing intuition against analysis, Pratt and co-authors Erik Dane, of Rice University and Kevin W. Rockmann, of George Mason, found that people can trust their gut and rely on intuition when making a broad evaluation – one that doesn’t include a subset of additional decisions – in an area where they have in-depth knowledge of the subject, also referred to as domain expertise.
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Going with your gut feeling: Intuition alone can guide right choice, study suggests

Going with your gut feeling: Intuition alone can guide right choice, study suggests | Intuition | Scoop.it


Decision-making is an inevitable part of the human experience, and one of the most mysterious. For centuries, scientists have studied how we go about the difficult task of choosing A or B, left or right, North or South -- and how both instinct and intellect figure into the process. Now new research indicates that the old truism "look before you leap" may be less true than previously thought. 

In a behavioral experiment, Prof. Marius Usher of Tel Aviv University's School of Psychological Sciences and his fellow researchers found that intuition was a surprisingly powerful and accurate tool. When forced to choose between two options based on instinct alone, the participants made the right call up to 90 percent of the time. The results of their study were recently published in the journal PNAS. Even at the intuitive level, an important part of the decision-making process is the "integration of value" -- that is, taking into account the positive and negative factors of each option to come up with an overall picture, explains Prof. Usher. One weighs the strengths and weaknesses of different apartments for rent or applicants for a job. Various relevant criteria contribute to the decision-making process. "The study demonstrates that humans have a remarkable ability to integrate value when they do so intuitively, pointing to the possibility that the brain has a system that specializes in averaging value," Prof. Usher says. This could be the operational system on which common decision-making processes are built.

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The Irrationality of Irrationality: The Paradox of Popular Psychology

The Irrationality of Irrationality: The Paradox of Popular Psychology | Intuition | Scoop.it
The popular psychology of judgement and decision making is enlightening. But many readers are approaching these books uncritically.
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Effortless Decision-Making :zenhabits

Effortless Decision-Making :zenhabits | Intuition | Scoop.it

How do you make a choice when you’re stuck at a fork in the road?

How can you decide when two or more possibilities seem equally good?

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Intuition and Reasoning Influence Decision-Making

Intuition and Reasoning Influence Decision-Making | Intuition | Scoop.it

Traditional psychological theory describes the decision-making process as an action often based on intuition rather than logic. Wim De Neys, Ph.D., a psychological scientist at the University of Toulouse in France suggests thinking about logic is also intuitive.

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How do we really make decisions?

How do we really make decisions? | Intuition | Scoop.it

With every decision you take, every judgement you make, there is a battle in your mind - a battle between intuition and logic. And the intuitive part of your mind is a lot more powerful than you may think. Most of us like to think that we are capable of making rational decisions. We may at times rely on our gut instinct, but if necessary we can call on our powers of reason to arrive at a logical decision. We like to think that our beliefs, judgements and opinions are based on solid reasoning. But we may have to think again. Prof Daniel Kahneman, from Princeton University, started a revolution in our understanding of the human mind. It's a revolution that led to him winning a Nobel Prize. His insight into the way our minds work springs from the mistakes that we make. Not random mistakes, but systematic errors that we all make, all the time, without realising. Prof Kahneman and his late colleague Amos Tversky, who worked at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Stanford University, realised that we actually have two systems of thinking. There's the deliberate, logical part of your mind that is capable of analysing a problem and coming up with a rational answer......

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5 Signs That You're Making The Right Decision

5 Signs That You're Making The Right Decision | Intuition | Scoop.it


When it comes to making big decisions -- "Should we break up or be together?" "Should I go into debt to attend a private college?" -- you might find yourself going back and forth, overanalyzing until you drive yourself (and everyone else around you) crazy. When something matters so much to you, is it even possible to make an informed choice? The key to making good decisions is balancing following your heart, or intuition, and listening to your head (logic and reason). Although you can never be sure of all the future outcomes of a big decision, nor should you try to be, one thing is certain: Nothing is worse than remaining in a state of indecision. Click through the slideshow below for five signs that you've chosen the right path.

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American Friends of Tel Aviv University: Going with Your Gut

American Friends of Tel Aviv University: Going with Your Gut | Intuition | Scoop.it

 

Decision-making is an inevitable part of the human experience, and one of the most mysterious. For centuries, scientists have studied how we go about the difficult task of choosing A or B, left or right, North or South — and how both instinct and intellect figure into the process. Now new research indicates that the old truism "look before you leap" may be less true than previously thought.In a behavioral experiment, Prof. Marius Usher of Tel Aviv University's School of Psychological Sciences and his fellow researchers found that intuition was a surprisingly powerful and accurate tool. When forced to choose between two options based on instinct alone, the participants made the right call up to 90 percent of the time. The results of their study were recently published in the journal PNAS....

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Thinking in a Foreign Language Makes Decisions More Rational

Thinking in a Foreign Language Makes Decisions More Rational | Intuition | Scoop.it

 

“It may be intuitive that people would make the same choices regardless of the language they are using, or that the difficulty of using a foreign language would make decisions less systematic. We discovered, however, that the opposite is true: Using a foreign language reduces decision-making biases,” wrote Keysar’s team....

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Creativity and Human Reasoning During Decision-Making | The Creativity Post

Creativity and Human Reasoning During Decision-Making | The Creativity Post | Intuition | Scoop.it
"The results provide evidence that the human executive system favors creativity for compensating its limited monitoring capacity" explained Dr.
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Teaching with Your Gut - Intuition, Affect, and Automatic Processes in the Classroom

Teaching with Your Gut - Intuition, Affect, and Automatic Processes in the Classroom | Intuition | Scoop.it

Automaticity in Decision Making: The Role of Affect;
Automaticity and Expertise: The Role of Experience;
Automaticity and Social Interaction: Stereotypes and Other Baggage;
Strategies to Maximize the Benefits and Minimize the Hazards of Automaticity;

 

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