A Question: In a typical workplace situation, what percentage of information available do you scan (use) to make decisions? Please use the scale below to indicate your answer: Your Answer? In the range 60-70% of available information? Up to 75%? (I’m a logical and rational person) MORE than 75%? (I deal in the evidence!) The […]
The Dangerous Olive of Evidence and Stop Chasing Innovation #behfest16
The Dangerous Olive of Evidence. Yes, that does sound a bit weird, but please stick with me for the explanation. Close your eyes and just imagine an Olive (don’t worry, I’m not trying to trick you into a Mindfulness experiment). Imagine a nice plump juicy green olive; Spanish, Greek, Italian, take your pick. Enjoy the […]
Duck or Rabbit, the Evidence! (based on perception and bias)
Can you see the Rabbit and the Duck? Try turning the screen through 90 degrees – then back again. Right, fun over, back to the serious stuff. Hands up if you hear this phrase, chanted out at just about every meeting you attend nowadays. It’s a new mantra that started creeping into widespread use about […]
Bikeshedding: Organisations spend too much time on trivial decisions. Parkinson’s Law of Triviality.
Decision making has always been a challenge . Way back in 1957, to describe his ‘Law of Triviality’, Cyril Northcote Parkinson created the word bikeshedding. Parkinson was hugely experienced in the workings of Government and Academia. He was also responsible for a number of other ‘rules’ you might be familiar with like: Parkinsons Law No.1 ‘work expands to […]