Dealing with risk and uncertainty
In situations such as this, how do you make decisions in and for your organization? How do you plan effective actions? How do you solve the inevitable problems that arise?
The German psychologist Dietrich Dörner, author of The Logic of Failure, has made a career of studying why people make mistakes and what we can do to improve. One of his key pieces of advice is to use computer simulation to get insight about the situations we face so that we can make better decisions in real life.
Perhaps today's uncertainties are your signal that the time is right to apply more systemic approaches in your work and to ground your planning, problem solving, and decision making with simulation that takes into account factors important to your business. Perhaps it's time to test and rehearse your plans before you implement them.
That's what we've been discussing here, and that's how I help others. If you're concerned that your standard approach to business may need augmentation in today's world, perhaps I can help you, too. Drop me an email or give me a call. There's no obligation—only opportunity.