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The topic was Decision making types – Consensus / Unilateral / Advisor / Teaming / Roles and the following articles were provided for the basis of discussions:

From “Economic Man” to Behavioral Economics by Justin Fox (HBR article)

https://hbr.org/2015/05/from-economic-man-to-behavioral-economics

4 ways to Leaders to make a Decision by Brent Gleeson (Forbes.com article)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brentgleeson/2012/11/07/4-ways-for-leaders-to-make-a-decision/

Avoiding Psychological Bias in Decision Making – How to make objective decisions (MindTools.com article)

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/avoiding-psychological-bias.htm

Decision Trees by Ruth Hill (MindTools.com article)

http://www.mindtools.com/dectree.html

The Future of Decision Making: Less Intuition, More Evidence by Andrew McAfee (HBR article)

https://hbr.org/2010/01/the-future-of-decision-making/

The Vroom-Yetton-Jago Decision Model – Deciding how to decide (MindTools.com article)

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_91.htm

The topic started on the different approaches to making decisions within a team but developed quickly to focus more on individuals own experiences with decision making within their own offices. Discussion topics included:

Experiences of Undercurrent with IDM (Integrative Decision Making)

http://www.holacracy.org/governance-meetings

The topic started on the different approaches to making decisions within a team.

Books referenced during discussions:

How Google works: Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

http://www.slideshare.net/ericschmidt/how-google-works-final-1

‘Gravity Laws’ and ‘Looking uphill at the bosses’

Consent vs Consensus – As an organization trying to achieve Consensus can lead to delays and no decisions whilst Consent is a lower standard whereby people don’t forsee a problem and don’t want to stand in the way of something being tried.

To indicate approval team members would say that something is ‘Safe to try’.

Doctor’s feedback loop. Discussion about the study showing a computer model built on the way doctor’s made decisions was ultimately more accurate than the doctor’s making decisions themselves. Suggests that human bias sub-consciously introduces itself into the process and reduces accuracy.

Discussions on bias in decision making:

http://www.wnyc.org/story/google-test-case-gender-bias/

http://www.wnyc.org/story/460-understand-how-people-see-you/