More dynamic than you think: Hidden aspects of decision-making

Show simple item record Robinson, Jennifer L. Sinclair, Marta Tobias, Jutta Choi, Ellen 2017-08-30T15:44:24Z 2017-08-30T15:44:24Z 2017-07-14
dc.identifier.citation Robinson J, Sinclair, M, Tobias J, Choi E, More dynamic than you think: Hidden aspects of decision-making, Administrative Sciences, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Article number 23, pp. 1-29 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 2076-3387
dc.description.abstract Decision-making is a multifaceted, socially constructed, human activity that is often non-rational and non-linear. Although the decision-making literature has begun to recognize the effect of affect on decisions, examining for example the contribution of bodily sensations to affect, it continues to treat the various processes involved in coming to a decision as compartmentalized and static. In this paper, we use five theories to contribute to our understanding of decision-making, and demonstrate that it is much more fluid, multi-layered and non-linear than previously acknowledged. Drawing on a group experience of deciding, we investigate the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and collective states that are at play. These states are shown to be iterative: each being reinforced or dampened in a complex interaction of thought, affect, social space and somatic sensations in a dynamic flux, whilst individuals try to coalesce on a decision. This empirical investigation contributes to theory, method and practice by suggesting that Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) is a human condition. VUCA permeates and impacts decision-making in a multitude of ways, beyond researchers’ previous understanding. The innovation generated through this paper resides in a set of propositions that will accelerate progress in the theory, method, and practice of decision-making. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher MDPI en_UK
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International
dc.subject Non-rational en_UK
dc.subject Decision-making en_UK
dc.subject Intuition en_UK
dc.subject Mindfulness en_UK
dc.subject Wisdom en_UK
dc.subject Organizational space en_UK
dc.subject Social improvising en_UK
dc.title More dynamic than you think: Hidden aspects of decision-making en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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