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Category Archives: Decision making
When considering poverty, our national conversation often turns to its origins. It is natural for us to look for attributes of a person that led him or her to poverty, such as poor self-control. David Brooks of The New York … Continue reading
Intuitively, how you feel about potential outcomes will determine your decisions. Indeed, an implicit assumption in one of the most influential theories in psychology, prospect theory, is that feelings govern choice. Surprisingly, however, very little is known about the rules … Continue reading
enSwarm provides companies and organisations with “swarm” based facilitation software tools that improve group efficiency and collaborative working. Our software provides a structure for facilitated workshops that incentivises people to behave in a more collaborative way. We want to enhance … Continue reading
Research efforts to account for elevated risk behavior among adolescents have arrived at an exciting new stage. Moving beyond laboratory studies of age differences in risk perception and reasoning, new approaches have shifted their focus to the influence of social … Continue reading
In groups of animals only a small proportion of individuals may possess particular information, such as a migration route or the direction to a resource. Individuals may differ in preferred direction resulting in conflicts of interest and, therefore, consensus decisions … Continue reading
Increasing the number of options can paradoxically lead to worse decisions, a phenomenon known as cognitive overload. This happens when an individual decision-maker attempts to digest information exceeding its processing capacity. Highly integrated groups, such as social insect colonies, make … Continue reading
Collective Intelligence and practice-based Innovation: An idea evaluation method based on Collective Intelligence
Users and customers are becoming increasingly important sources of knowledge due to changes in innovation policies and paradigms. Simultaneously innovation is becoming more of a networking activity. New methods are needed for processing information and ideas coming from multiple sources … Continue reading
Information markets, wikis and other applications that tap into the collective intelligence of groups have recently generated tremendous interest. But what’s the reality behind the hype. The wide availability of Web 2.0 applications has led to the increasing emergence of … Continue reading
Lots of people come together to decide the winner. Scientists are finding that such collective decision-making is much more complicated than it appears on the surface. The uninformed play an important role in keeping a group from getting hijacked by … Continue reading
While all decisions are a guess about the future, as complexity builds upon complexity decision-makers must increasingly rely on their intuition and judgment. This chapter explores the decision-making process for complex situations in a complex environment (complex adaptive messes) in … Continue reading