Decision Making

Using Critical Thinking to Achieve Business Goals
Using Critical Thinking to Achieve Business Goals

Human beings are prone to a number of cognitive biases. These biases can often result in clouding our judgment and hinder us from making good decisions. You can train your mind to make better decisions, including critical decisions at the workplace or for achieving business goals. In this article, we explore ways on how Critical Thinking can help to achieve your business goals.

How to Use the Eisenhower Decision Matrix to Prioritize Tasks
How to Use the Eisenhower Decision Matrix to Prioritize Tasks

Prioritizing tasks and allocating the required time for each task requires timely decision making that is free of analysis paralysis and procrastination. Both the aforementioned are often a result of the inability of individuals to prioritize tasks based on their urgency and importance. However, such prioritization is easier than most people think, especially if you use the Eisenhower Decision Matrix.

Using Heuristic Problem-Solving Methods for Effective Decision-Making
Using Heuristic Problem-Solving Methods for Effective Decision-Making

Heuristics are essentially problem-solving tools that can be used for solving non-routine and challenging problems. In this article, we review heuristic method as a practical approach for a short-term goal, such as solving a problem.

Overcoming Sunk Cost Fallacy: Get Better at Decision-Making
Overcoming Sunk Cost Fallacy: Get Better at Decision-Making

One of the first things you learn at an economics course is that you should never take irrecoverable (sunk) costs into account when you need to decide upon present or future investments. But since humans are not the most rational beings, we often forget that basic rule and let the past “investment” distort our judgments. This cognitive tendency is known as “sunk cost fallacy” and it can massively undermine both your personal and business decision-making.