Teams need oddballs to help them make the best decisions. So being a team player is not necessarily a good thing, since a whole team of team players will lead to poorer decision making. Summary of recent research.
For Friday, here’s “Seven Distinct Paths of Decision and Action” by Warren Kinston and Jimmy Algie from 1989. This paper describes the seven different approaches to decision-making, but note that it’s really about action.
Lots of people these days have a problem with work hierarchies, and with good reason. Their experience of them is that bosses micro-manage or change the rules to suit themselves. They take over as much of your life as they can, and have no loyalty to anyone but themselves. Sadly, this is indeed the case in many situations. But that’s …
Reviewing Cass R. Sunstein’s “Deliberative Trouble? Why Groups Go To Extremes” in The Yale Law Journal, Oct 2000.
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