The Hidden Traps in Decision Making

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Who are the decision makers in a business?

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1. In which of the following does a decision maker give unbalanced weight to the first information they have received?

2. _____ is staying safe with the way an individual makes decisions, and their decision process stays the same.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet checks your understanding of the hidden traps that you can fall into when making decisions. You'll review what you know about these traps and how to avoid them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess what you know about:

  • Who makes the decisions in a business
  • The trap that involves a decision maker giving unbalanced weight to the first information they receive
  • Staying with the same process rather than making changes
  • The trap that is caused by becoming arrogant about your decision making

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - review what you know about who makes decisions in a business to answer a question about it
  • Information recall - see if you remember the trap that includes staying with the same process rather than trying change
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and correctly interpreted information about the trap that is caused by a decision maker being unwilling to admit a mistake

Additional Learning

You can find a comprehensive review of this topic in the lesson, The Hidden Traps in Decision Making. This lesson offers more details about:

  • The names of the four types of common traps in decision making
  • The trap that keeps us bound to our first conclusions
  • The safety trap
  • How a lack of modesty can affect decision making
  • What happens when a decision maker refuses to admit mistakes
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