Auditing the Decision Process

To audit their decision process, leaders can ask some simple questions:

  • What shortcuts are we employing?
  • Is the team converging prematurely on a single alternative?
  • Are experts exerting undue influence?
  • Have we drawn the appropriate analogy?
  • Are we engaging in herd behavior?

Source:
Making difficult decisions in turbulent times
by Michael A. Roberto
Ivey Business Journal, May/June 2003

12 Questions to Help Avoid the Mind Game of Over Simplifying

Scholar and ethics consultant Laura Nash suggests twelve questions that can help leaders avoid the mind game of over simplifying. The following questions may raise ethical issues not otherwise considered, or help generate a variety of “out of the box” alternatives. Before settling on a solution, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Have I specified the problem accurately?
  2. How would I describe the problem if I were

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12 Questions to Help Avoid the Mind Game Over Simplifying

Scholar and ethics consultant Laura Nash suggests twelve questions that can help leaders avoid the mind game of over simplifying. The following questions may raise ethical issues not otherwise considered, or help generate a variety of “out of the box” alternatives. Before settling on a solution, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Have I specified the problem accurately?
  2. How would I describe the problem if I were on

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