Monthly Archives: March 2010

Making decisions and meetings work

Lots of good stuff in this McK Quarterly interview with Daniel Kahneman and Gary Klein and interviews on strategic decision making.

  • The premortem: we’re in the future looking back, why did this project fail so badly?
  • Avoid correlation errors: get people to vote on an issue before the meeting starts. Or maybe use the balance sheet approach.There is lots more detail on avoiding bias.
  • Check that information is coming from multiple sources, not the same repackaged.
  • Force choices: try three people for a new job, use a portfolio approach for projects