Neo Vision’s Weekly Rant #27
Where we RANT about what goes exceptionally good and wildly bad when you turn your company digital
“Strong Opinions Loosely Held.”
I find this a simplistic but powerful framework for developing a more efficient and effective thought process for problem-solving, decision-making, and forecasting. And there’s a chance I might be wrong, but I’m always ready to change my mind if there’s enough evidence that proves me so.
As I previously said in other newsletters that I can’t find right now, as human beings, we are prone to cognition errors, and if we are aware of that, we are already off to a good start. I agree that most of us get better at problem-solving, decision-making, and forecasting as we accumulate experience and that our native intelligence plays an essential role in this process, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be wrong.
Each day we make about 35.000 decisions. So it’s impossible to nail every single one. If you are an executive, you most likely make even more.
As an executive, you are likely faced with the responsibility of making many decisions, some of which may be critical. To perform better in this role, there are a few key things you can do:
Understand that there may be times when there is not enough time or information to make a fully informed decision. In these cases, it is essential to rely on your team’s collective wisdom and to be open to different perspectives.
Build a company culture where people feel comfortable sharing their opinions and challenging the status quo. This will foster a more open and collaborative environment where new ideas can flourish.
Make a habit of developing hypotheses based on data and experience rather than relying solely on intuition or past experiences. This will help you to approach problems with a more critical mindset and to identify potential blind spots.
Refine your hypotheses by soliciting feedback from your team and by considering alternative viewpoints. This will help you to evaluate your ideas more thoroughly and to identify any potential flaws.
Avoid the temptation to always present yourself as infallible. Showing vulnerability and admitting when you make mistakes will help to build trust and respect with your team.
Encourage your colleagues to adopt similar practices. By fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement (an Agile mindset), you can create a more effective and resilient organization.
If you want to deep-dive into this framework and make better life and business decisions, I recommend you the following resources:
The 37signals Guide to Making Decisions - their blog is a gold mine;
I also recommend their New York Times bestseller - REWORK;
Other book recommendations are Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell and Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman;
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