I’m completely sure that everyone reading this article had a following frustrating experience at least once in their life: during an argument you present the other side with all the possible rational pros and cons of your respective positions, and your own position appears much more advantageous. However the other side doesn’t seem to care about you being objectively right, keeping on saying that “It still doesn’t feel right!” Continue reading
Tag Archives: Decision making
Risk Assessment model – watch out for Biases!
In my post on Risk Awareness I promised to provide you with a comprehensive model for managing your risks, so here I am, fulfilling my promise 🙂
Successful managing of risks is based on their proper assessment, because the main decisions you’ll be making here would mostly be about dedicating resources for dealing with the risks. Knowing to assess the risks correctly will help you prioritize the investment of resources for each and every one of them. The model will help you Continue reading
“Why do you need Long-term goals?” – From Ask Anya mails
Following post: “Why do you need long-term goals”.
“I have a problem with having too much emphasis on the long-term. When people concentrate on the general vision they tend to forget “small”, but important things like legal aspects, marketing, funding, etc. that can potentially prevent their “great vision” from coming into reality. How do you solve this contradiction?” Continue reading
Comparing the incomparable
We all have been taught at certain stage that you cannot compare apples to oranges. What was usually meant by that is that the world is divided into clear categories and those categories should not be mixed up. There are Developers and there are Managers, there are First world countries and there are Third world countries, there are “winners” and there are “losers”. By conveniently dividing the complex reality into more simple and digestible parts this thumb rule clearly makes our life easier, but nevertheless – is it true? Continue reading
Life without biases Part 2: Where do they come from?
In the previous post about Biases we’ve talked about what they are and what influence do they have on our performance as Managers.
In order to better understand this influence, people who study the subject tend to divide Biases into types. The problem is that typology presented as Continue reading
Life without biases Part 1: Is it possible?
The events of the recent years have clearly shown the repercussions of bad decision-making, both on a personal level when people were buying things they cannot afford; on a corporate level when companies kept pouring money into unsuccessful projects, neglecting all kinds of efficiency monitoring; on the national level when whole countries Continue reading
Disaster Management – when Bias strikes
Disaster Management has one trait that distinguishes it from other fields of Management – its effectiveness is MEASURED IN HUMAN LIVES. Though many of us do not frequently have to provide decisions of the same significance, it’s interesting Continue reading
Disaster Management – something to learn from
Let’s admit it: the crisis is no longer at our doorstep, it’s already making havoc inside the house. It’s not a question of falling or not falling from a “fiscal cliff”, it’s a question of having just further cliffs before you instead of straight road.
This may well mean that ALL MANAGERS IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS ARE GONNA BECOME CRISIS MANAGERS. Continue reading
Happenstance vs. Conscious decisions
Since my days at the Technion I have a habit of keeping in touch with research guys – for the least, they always have something new to say 🙂
One of them told me once about a study where he interviewed people about how they chose their profession. The results were very interesting – Continue reading
Happy New Year, everybody – let’s start it on the right foot!
For many of us these are the days of making resolutions for the coming year. As different as the resolutions of different people may be, there would always be something common between them – we all hope that following these resolutions will make our life better. And when something needs to be changed for the better – AnyaWorkSmart will always have something to say :-). Continue reading