Better decision making: Avoiding the conclusion trap and other pitfalls
Dan Markovitz - May 24, 2021 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Eastern Time
Organizations (and individuals) frequently struggle to make good decisions. They spend money, invest in new technology, and invest enormous amounts of time and effort reorganizing in fruitless efforts to solve thorny problems. Why? Years of training and reinforcement in school and at work, time pressures and deadlines, and inherent psychological biases cause us to jump to conclusions before we even understand the problem we’re attempting to solve.
This webinar will help you make better decisions by eliminating that tendency. You’ll learn a powerful, four-step process that ensures that you deeply understand a problem before pursuing any given solution: (1) gathering both facts and data, so you can accurately grasp the situation; (2) framing the problem, so you can avoid cognitive biases; (3) isolating contributing factors, so you can manage complex situations; (4) finding the root cause, so you can avoid ineffective band-aids. Following this framework enables you to generate insight before you take action. Rather than needlessly hiring more people or spending money on new equipment and technology, you’ll be able to identify the bottlenecks, root causes, and structural impediments that create the problems in the first place. It reduces the chronic fire-fighting your organization suffers from, while increasing the likelihood that the problem stays solved.
CALAS/ACSAL Virtual Symposium - June 4th, 7th, 11th & 18th, 2021
We have some exciting news! The Vivarium Operational Excellence Network has been informed that the Canadian Association of Animal Laboratory Science (CALAS/ACSAL) is looking to extend the borders to reach a further geographical audience for a first-ever Virtual Symposium!
The Symposium will run for 4 half-days on June 4, 7, 11 & 18, 2021. You can stay up to date with information regarding Virtual Symposium HERE and you can subscribe to their mailing list HERE.