Be simple!

Complex organizational processes often generate more biases than simple processes. Why? Because with time, pressure and stress, managers rarely have the opportunity to spend too long on decision-making processes. As a consequence, in practice, they prefer using heuristics through informal processes. In other words, managers avoid the complexity of the process by using their intuitive…

You cheat!

Research in psychology and organization has identified key attitudes and good practices which can help reduce cheating behaviors in organizations. Some of them are intuitive, such as putting transparent process in place, others are more surprising like deterring our staff from being creative! Simplify your decision making processes Be fair Develop self control Prevent too…

Biases in your organization…

The articles of this blog are an illustration of the diversity and strength of biases that impact our business decisions. Identifying them is not easy, especially if they are part of the corporate culture. For instance, if everybody in a company agrees that female managers are underrepresented among expatriates because they are less geographically flexible…

Implicit Association Tests

Author: Tiphaine Saltini Author: Tiphaine Saltini This test quantifies our automatic associations by asking participants to rapidly sort out words or images in categories, in an effort to make strategic or cognitive dissimulations impossible. It has utilized for more than 15 years to identify a number of implicit stereotypes relative to sexual orientation, race or…