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Decision Making In Action

Author : Gary A. Klein
ISBN : 0893919438
Genre : Psychology
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This book describes the new perspective of naturalistic decision making. The point of departure is how people make decisions in complex, time-pressured, ambiguous, and changing environments. The purpose of this book is to present and elaborate on past models developed to explain this type of decision making. The central philosophy of the book is that classical decision theory has been unproductive since it is so heavily grounded in economics and mathematics. The contributors believe there is little to be learned from laboratory studies about how people actually handle difficult and interesting tasks; therefore, the book presents a critique of classical decision theory. The models of naturalistic decision making described by the contributors were derived to explain the behavior of firefighters, business people, jurors, nuclear power plant operators, and command-and-control officers. The models are unique in that they address the way people use experience to frame situations and adopt courses of action. The models explain the strengths of skilled decision makers. Naturalistic decision research requires the examination of field settings, and a section of the book covers methods for conducting meaningful research outside the laboratory. In addition, since his approach has applied value, the book covers issues of training and decision support systems.

Decision Making And Action

Author : Jean-Charles Pomerol
ISBN : 9781118588062
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Making a decision, of any importance, is never simple. On the one hand, specialists in decision theory do not come within the reach of most policy makers and, secondly, there are very few books on pragmatic decision that are not purely anecdotal. In addition, there is virtually no book that provides a link between decision-making and action. This book provides a bridge between the latest results in artificial intelligence, neurobiology, psychology and decision-making for action. What is the role of intuition or emotion? What are the main psychological biases of which we must be wary? How can we avoid being manipulated? What is the proper use of planning? How can we remain rational even if one is not an expert in probabilities? Perhaps more importantly for managers, how does one go from decision to action? So many questions fundamental to the practice of decision-making are addressed. This book dissects all issues that arise almost daily for decision-makers, at least for major decisions. Drawing on numerous examples, this book answers, in plain language and imagery, all your questions. The final chapter takes the form of a brief reminder - everything you have to remember to be a good decision-maker.

Raising Hands Ritualizing Leadership For Democratic Decision Making And Action

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ISBN : 1109197128
Genre : Community organization
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This qualitative case study explores ritualizing leadership in a community-building arts organization through its annual May Day parade. A unique confluence of social movement theory and ritual theory emerges out of participatory action research on this radical puppet theater that aspires to democratic social change. Throughout the parade process leaders of authority and of influence sustain tensions between tradition and change, order and transformation, individual and community through the use of participatory rites, ritual identity, rites of reversal, ludic free spaces, orthodoxy and orthopraxy. Such use of ritual to sustain democratic free spaces may seem surprising, even contradictory, yet the tensions between these processes create dynamic participatory spaces and collaborative leadership. In these liminal spaces participants practice democratic decision making and action in a state of normative communitas; a systematic effort to sustain an egalitarian social system (Turner, 1969). Although the organization is unique in its concept and practice, findings in this case study have potential to inform and transform the leadership of other social movement organizations.

Management Decision Making And Action In Behavioral Situations

Author : Robert J. Mockler
ISBN : 0883190346
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Group Process Group Decision Group Action 2 E

Author : Baron, Robert
ISBN : 9780335206971
Genre : Psychology
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This Open University text, part of the 'Mapping Social Psychology' series examines the processes involved when a group of people make a decision, or take action together.

Decision Making And Action At The Neighborhood Level

Author : Robert J. Chaskin
ISBN : OCLC:44734808
Genre : Neighborhood government
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Participation Of The Poor In The Community Decision Making Process

Author : Community Action Program (U.S.)
ISBN : UIUC:30112073362078
Genre : Social Science
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