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Managing cognitive biases

  • 45 min
  • 72 questions
  • 9 videos

At work, you have to make decisions of varying importance on a daily basis. It probably seems so natural to you that you do not feel any need to adopt a particular method to do it. Like everyone else, though, you are subject to cognitive biases that lead you astray even when you are not aware of the fact. And like everyone else, you regularly make predictable mistakes … Fortunately, it is possible to learn how to decide better! In this course designed with Professor Olivier Sibony, you will learn more about the most common mistakes of this type, and you will discover a method to improve the quality of your decisions.

Basic

You will be able to :

  • Identify the main types of cognitive biases that affect decisions
  • Become wary of facts that lead to hasty conclusions
  • Understand the importance of standing out from the competition
  • Chapters:

    • Mapping Our Cognitive Biases
    • Misinterpreting the Facts: The Storytelling Trap
    • Drawing Inspiration from Success Stories: The Imitation Trap
    Advanced

    You will be able to :

  • Make better use of optimism in planning
  • Visualize the dangers of inertia in an organization
  • Identify the causes and consequences of groupthink
  • Chapters:

    • Making Overly Optimistic Plans: The Overconfidence Trap
    • Resisting change: the inertia trap
    • Going Along with the Collective Error: The Group Trap
    Coach

    You will be able to :

  • Understand the importance of having a decision-making method
  • Identify the means required to establish a constructive dialogue
  • Apply techniques to change one’s viewing angle
  • Chapters:

    • Can We Overcome Our Cognitive Biases?
    • Combating Biases: Opening Up Dialogue
    • Combating Cognitive Biases: Self-Distancing

    At work, you have to make decisions of varying importance on a daily basis. It probably seems so natural to you that you do not feel any need to adopt a particular method to do it. Like everyone else, though, you are subject to cognitive biases that lead you astray even when you are not aware of the fact. And like everyone else, you regularly make predictable mistakes … Fortunately, it is possible to learn how to decide better! In this course designed with Professor Olivier Sibony, you will learn more about the most common mistakes of this type, and you will discover a method to improve the quality of your decisions.

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