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New study shows how voting methods affect group decision-making
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New study shows how voting methods affect group decision-making

New research from the University of Washington shows that one specific voting method proved more effective than others in identifying the best choice. Credit: Pixabay When groups of people need to reach a decision, they will often take a straw poll to test opinions before the official vote. New research from the University of Washington...

Six key steps in planning and decision-making
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Six key steps in planning and decision-making

For firms that want to optimise application delivery – especially during demand spikes – cloud bursting is an attractive option. Cloud bursting allows organisations to call on the elastic, pay-as-you-go cloud storage and compute resources to handle peaks in demand. This can help avoid capital expenditure, and is a quicker way to add capacity...

Putin Has ‘Consolidated Decision-Making’ More so Than During Soviet Era
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Putin Has ‘Consolidated Decision-Making’ More so Than During Soviet Era

Obama said he was concerned about the “weak” level of communication between Washington and Moscow. He said Putin has “consolidated decision-making” to a greater extent than during the Cold War. The ex-president made the comments on the Obama administration alum-run podcast “Pod Save America.” Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite...

The importance of data for clinical decision-making
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The importance of data for clinical decision-making

“If we’re genuine about changing patient experience we have to make sure we collect data and make the clinical decisions as close to the data collection as possible,” said AJ Missaghi, CTO of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Dell Technologies. During his session, “Healthcare Industrial Revolution,” sponsored by Dell Technologies, Missaghi argued it was important that...

Emotions Aren’t the Enemy of Good Decision-Making
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Emotions Aren’t the Enemy of Good Decision-Making

Too often, when we need to make a difficult decision, we rush through it to avoid sitting with uncomfortable emotions. But channelling those emotions — a process the author calls “emotional bookending” — can help us ensure that we’ve correctly identified the decision we have to make and set us up to move forward with...

Cognitive fatigue from work impairs decision-making: How to fight it
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Cognitive fatigue from work impairs decision-making: How to fight it

“Influential theories suggested that fatigue is a sort of illusion cooked up by the brain to make us stop whatever we are doing and turn to a more gratifying activity,” said study author Mathias Pessiglione, Inserm research director at the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris, in a news release. “Our findings show that cognitive...