Decision making, easy hey? Im Afraid not! Unfortunately we are not the best at desicion making, it’s been proven. Experiments have been put together to carry out desicion making, one in particular caught my reading attention – The mathematical expert, well, he was an actor, at some sort of mathematical convention for experts. Having no mathematical knowledge whatsoever, but having books and certificates to prove otherwise – he answered questions people fired at him (non mathematical as a guess). And not only that – People claimed that they had already read his portfolio! Amazing what you can do with some clever acting. All the people at the convention bought it.
Another thing we buy so easily is our own character. Ask yourself, the last time you asked for an opinion, was it off someone with similar characteristics as you? Chances are it was. Why not? We want our opinion to be valued, so why not ask someone who will value it? This is where we go wrong, because we use the same angle, the same people and the same opinion. We sometimes don’t like hearing other people’s opinions, this is one of reasons why we are bad at decision making. We need to take a new angle and be daring to ask those who do not have similar characteristics as us.
Looking back and being totally honest with myself, I’d say my decision making has been poor. I value more people than ever now! Goes to show we are collectively better.