Guide to Decision Making: Getting it More Right Than Wrong

Guide to Decision Making: Getting it More Right Than Wrong

by Helga Drummond, Karen Cass
     
 

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An invaluable guide to arrive at better business decisions. We make decisions, and these decisions make us and our organisations. And in theory, decision-making should be easy: a problem is identified, the decision-makers generate solutions, and choose the optimal one—and powerful mathematical tools are available to facilitate the task. Yet if it is all so

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An invaluable guide to arrive at better business decisions. We make decisions, and these decisions make us and our organisations. And in theory, decision-making should be easy: a problem is identified, the decision-makers generate solutions, and choose the optimal one—and powerful mathematical tools are available to facilitate the task. Yet if it is all so simple why do organisations, both private and public sector, keep making mistakes—the results of which are borne by shareholders, employees, taxpayers, and ultimately society at large?

This guide to decision making, by leading decision science academic Helga Drummond, aims to improve decision-making in organisations. It explores how and why decisions go awry in the first place—and offers practical advice on what decision-makers can do to counter the psychological, social, and other forces that can undermine individual judgment and pull organisations off course. Full of examples of good and bad decision-making from around the world, it will make listeners think more clearly about decisions big and small.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781511383523
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
04/05/2016
Series:
Economist Series
Edition description:
Unabridged

Meet the Author

Helga Drummond is Professor of Decision Sciences at Liverpool University Management School. Among the organisations for which she has played or currently plays a non-executive or advisory role are the Ministry of Defence, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the General Optical Council, the Joint Council of the Inns of Court, and the Defence Scientific Advisory Council. This is her 12th book.

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