Underlying these myths are three common and popular ideas that don’t serve us well: First, as busy people, we don’t need to invest time to make good decisions. Second, we are rational human beings, able to thoughtfully solve thorny and high-stakes problems in our heads. Third, decision-making is personal and doesn’t need to involve anyone else.
In decision-making, too, quality thinking benefits from periods of thoughtful deceleration. These calculated pauses empower you to check and challenge your biases, consolidate your knowledge, include others and enable you to decide whether to pivot and move in a new direction or stay the course before accelerating again.
4 min read · 2020-11-23 · In stressful times, this surprising lesson from neuroscience may help to lessen your anxieties.
The scientific name for body budgeting is allostasis.
In body-budgeting terms, however, this distinction between mental and physical is not meaningful. Anxiety does not cause stomach aches; rather, feelings of anxiety and stomach aches are both ways that human brains make sense of physical discomfort.
Your brain’s most important job isn’t thinking; it’s running the systems of your body to keep you alive and well.
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Teams (and framework makers) focus a lot of attention on making decisions, but not a lot of time on understanding decisions and each other.
The issues are clear, but sorting them out will involve energy you don’t have.
Decision drift is when you decide something, but then your commitment drifts. Your team feels they are going back to the drawing board often