3-Step Process of Why Things Happen as They Do

The steps of the scientific method can be summarized like this, Observation, Explanation and Testing. This method is the basis for just about every problem-solving method. We might call it the Granddaddy of research experimentation. I think it is worth a review more often than we actually do. The basic logic behind the method, I believe will help you Read More …

The Continuous Cycle of Deciding and Learning with Annie Duke

Annie Duke brings her background in cognitive science and poker together to understand how we make decisions. In the workplace, success depends on how we make those choices through decision strategy. Everyone, from the newest employees to the principals, is part of the continuous cycle of deciding and learning. These same strategies determine the quality of Read More …

How Important is the Finish Line?

Today’s work is messy. So, why do we spend so much time defining and trying to reach the finish line? Why don’t we paint the vision, and achieve 90% (for a placeholder) of it, and start a new iteration? Are we hung up too much on outcomes? Alan Cooper said in a recent talk at Read More …

Making Better Strategic Decisions

Most of our decision making and problem-solving uses this 4-step process: Problem – Clarification or defining the problem we are trying to solve Problem – Looking for causation, 5 Whys Solution: Brainstorming different ideas, evaluating and selecting Solution: Implementing, testing and reviewing results A similar type of effort is made in about every decision making effort Read More …