Decisions encountered and made before, having objectively correct answers, and solvable by using simple rules, policies, or numerical computations.
The state that exists when the probability of success is less than 100 percent and losses may occur.
Opposing pressures from different sources, occuring on the level of psychological conflict or of conflict between individuals or groups.
Alternative courses of action that can be implemented based on how the future unfolds.
Illusion of Control
People's belief that they can influence events, even when they have no control over what will happen.
A decision bias influenced by the way in which a problem or decision alternative is phrased or presented.
Discounting The Future
A bias weighting short-term costs and benefits more heavily than longer-term costs and benefits.
A phenomenon that occurs in decision making when group members avoid disagreement as they strive for consensus.
A condition that occurs when a decision-making group loses sight of its original goal and a new, less important goal emerges.
A person who has the job of criticizing ideas to ensure that their downsides are fully explored.
A process in which group members generate as many ideas about a problem as they can; criticism is withheld until all ideas have been proposed.
A less-than-perfect form of rationality in which decision makers cannot be perfectly rational because decisions are complex and complete information is unavailable or cannot be fully processed.
Model of organizational decision making in which major solutions arise through a series of smaller decisions.
Model of organizational decision making in which groups with differing preferences use power and negotiation to influence decisions.