from Decision Making Solutions.com 7/13 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz 5/14
● Prejudices – Emotions help form our intuition and can allow flawed experiences to overrule sound facts and evidence. We should always be on guard for this.
● Lack of Openness – Every person has a different experience-base that provides the platform for their intuitions. Given that one’s intuition is not easily explained, it is difficult to use Intuition in a group context.
● Inappropriate Application – People that have good experience, expertise, & intuition in one area can become over confident and apply their intuition in an unfamiliar or unrelated area. This also includes using “Rules of Thumb” that may not match the needs of the current decision context.
Can Intuitive Decision-Making be learned & improved?
Experts at MIT & the Marine Corps believe it can. Cognitive models are continuing to be developed & evolved, that help us understand Intuition & Decision-making. The Recognition Primed Decision Model, suggests that recognition of patterns or cues, is an important element of Intuitive Decision making, along with an ability to perform a rapid mental simulation of how an option would perform against other previously successful outcomes. This model points to the following approaches for . . .
Improved Intuitive Decision-making:
· Use a Structured process when time allows -This will provide a framework for capturing & learning from previous decisions. It will also guard from errors, that can occur when using intuition. Our 4-step Decision Innovation process strongly leverages this approach.
· Listen better – Improved listening will ensure getting more of the situational information. The better formed the pattern, the more likely that intuition will provide a solution well matched to the problem.
· Reflect on a Decision before implementing – Look for areas where emotions might be distorting your perception of the current situation.
· Examine Beliefs – Are they based on reliable facts & evidence?
· Consult others – Get feedback to validate that your decision seems reasonable. Also, pay attention to non-confirming assessments.
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