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March 09, 2013

Traps in making decisions

Filling in the assessment sheets for our presentation we tied to analyze our strengths and weaknesses. While doing it, I thought that analysis can be made in another way, considering mind traps that were presented during lectures.

  • The psychology of thinking. We were working as a team, each team member is an individual with their own way of thinking. So, some, for example, make deductive decisions, and others, - inductive. Thus, it is obvious that everyone will try to apply their psychology of thinking.
  • Social Conditioning. Of course, when we were working in the team, some leaders came up naturally, and those two leaders had just opposite approaches. In that situation, in my opinion, group was trying to adapt to both styles and avoid biases in decision-making.
  • Illogical thinking. Illogical thinking first came when we just went straight to calculation, skipping the work on building and forming our approach of how we will make decision.
  • Errors. Our errors usually appeared in Decision Tree Analysis when we had to calculate some figures or consider another branch of the tree.

Overall, it was very useful to experience and make decisions during teamwork; it presented different approaches, showed the biases of each team member and proved how different we can be in our jujments.


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