Intuitive decision making in the work environment
When we do some general observations related to organizational behavior in our everyday work life, we understand the power of decision making, more specifically the power of making intuitive decisions. However, to make intuitive decisions more accurately we must have previously studied the matter we are about to decide as much as possible, know as much information as we can and make sure we have done all we were supposed to do in order to make the new project as successful as it can be. A lot of people get mixed up with the idea of being intuitive and conforming. That happens because so many employees start doing things that they don’t even know why they are doing them and in the end, they end up with a bad outcome, something that they didn’t expect, simply because they conformed and didn’t study case. As we study the definition of word intuition, by the Cambridge dictionary,it explains itself:
“An ability to understand or know something without needing to think about it or use reason to discover it, or a feeling that shows this ability.”
In other words, there must be some previous knowledge and some understanding on what our intuition is telling us about. The organizational behavior book by Dr. Hyacinth Burton says:
“The intuitive decision-making model argues that in a given situation, experts making decisions scan the environment for cues to recognize patterns. Once a pattern isrecognized, they can play a potential course of action through to its outcome based on their prior experience. Thanks to training, experience, and knowledge, these decision makers have an idea of how good a given solution may work.
For example, if a company is planning to launch a new product to the public, in order to have a better intuition of it, it is necessary to have studied all that they needed to study about the product, marketing, public, profit, and what it takes to make it a success. That is what we could call some of the challenges in making intuitive decisions, because even though we might have good intuitive decision that doesn’t mean that we will not have challenges to make them constructively.
As we face difficulties and challenges in life and we contemplate how intuitive decision making issues permeate what we do, we unravel the mystery of how others are affected by them as well. According to CNBC, Oprah Winfrey was giving a speech to the Stanford graduate school of business and she said:
“Listening to this inner voice, she says, is why she’s so successful. “I live a fantastic life,” says the media icon. “I live from the inside out”
We not only realize that it is important to learn aboutintuitive decisionsbut to master it as well, since it is intrinsically related to the organization’s ability to solve problems in the areas of: active listening, communication skills, process analyses, interpersonal relationship, productivity, team unity, critical thinking and many other aspects that affect those around us in the work environment.
Understanding that our lives are made out of intuitive decisions, is also understand that there is no favorite circumstance that can be beneficial or appropriate to adjourn decision making when looking for effectual organizational behavior. Postponing decision making can only make the organizational problem bigger, affect us personally, professionally and the life of those around us as well.