What does an organisation need to do to remain resilient and proactive at a time when so much will be uncertain?
So much goes on in the world around us that our brains, if they tried to process everything, would be paralyzed by data overload. Our brains combat this by employing selective attention.
Our brain’s pattern recognition abilities help us recognise certain objects and situations. Without these abilities, it would be impossible to make progress, as we’d be living in a kind of Groundhog Day…
MOOC provider FutureLearn has an interesting course starting on 15 September: Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World. Course leader Lex Hoogduin: “Creativity is very important, more important than data analysis. Creativity is what drives change, progress and breeds the surprises, positive and negative ones.”
When it comes to medicine, getting things right is critical. So when you are ready to try out a new idea, why not employ the same testing methods as the world of medicine – randomised testing?
Rationality has to come into the world of creativity somewhere, if only for balance of what makes a good and sound idea. For Behavioural Economist Dan Ariely, rationality is what sets his field apart from economics.