individual decision making

read to prepare yourselves for session 10

Read Individual Decision Making, a 2011 article on the topic in Exforsys, a consultancy

If you are interested in this topic in some depth, you may read Edwards, W. (1954). The theory of decision making. (Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 51, No. 4, 1954, p. 380-417.)

things we'll talk about

  • how do ethics and loyalty impact an individual's likeliness to behave ethically within an organization?
  • what kinds of pressures does an individual have to contend with that an organization does not? (family duties come to mind)
  • are individual decisions within an organization less important than the decisions made by organizations as a whole? more important? the same?
  • could you have made this decision in that situation?

If the session will include an in-class exercise, it will be noted here.