Good decision making defines good leadership. But the impact, speed, and pervasiveness of changes in the workplace – the open source era – means decisions must be made faster, with less certainty and with greater consequences than perhaps, at any time in recorded history. Relying on standards, analytical decision making models is still necessary, but no longer sufficient for navigating an increasing disruptive future.
How we typically make decisions is through thinking about the available information, “fast and slow”. We use two brain systems, System 1 and System 2. System 1 operates automatically, quickly, and intuitively. System 2 operates more slowly and deliberatively when complex computations are required. We have been managing and deciding pretty well with these two systems, provided the information is more or less expected. However, when events and circumstances fall outside our range of experience and have uncertain, ethical and long-term consequences, we need to access the ‘Third System’ to make a good, and ultimately, a wise decision.
This one-day workshop will help you understand your ‘Third System’ of decision making – what it is, when to use it, and how to apply it – for making faster and better-quality decisions. The Open Source Era is here, now. You will increasingly be faced with problems and dilemma for which there are no right or wrong answers. Learning the skills of the ‘Third System’ will prepare you to make decisions for a better future.
**This programme is part of the Accelerate Workshop Series.