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Improving Decision Quality

This page pulls together relevant content on Improving Decision Quality from webinar replays, articles and research papers, case studies, and more. We also have included select content from our sponsors and partners that are relevant to this topic.

Challenges and Limitations for Producing and Deciding

Pattern recognition, context comprehension and overall visualization.

Planned Decisions & Pending Actions

This article provides recommendations for how to leverage intelligence to drive action and decision agility.

Minimizing the Impact of Groupthink

CI directors must amplify the competitor's perspective, and encourage the use of tools that reduce or eliminate the appalling impact of Groupthink.

Decision Support in the Pharma C-Suite

This article highlights key business challenges facing the C-Suite in the pharma industry in particular, and provides key questions that CI can address to add enormous value to strategic choices.

Planning for the 2020 Election with STEEP

This article provides a case example of how a recent bankruptcy occurred as a result of a failure to take a 360-degree perspective in anticipation of Presidential election results.

How to Use a Black Hat to Enable Decisionmaking

A Black Hat can be used to anticipate competitor win strategies that might mitigate the strengths of your own company’s solution.

Is It Just Analysis That Drives Decisions?

We must identify the business decision to be made and then use the analytical frameworks as the enabler - the means to the end rather than the end.

Devil’s Advocate: A Methodology to Improve Decision Quality

An article on how to strengthen relationships within the firm in order to influence all of the necessary people at each decision-making step.

Problem Deconstruction

This case study shows how to take a stakeholder question and dissect it into a series of sub questions, and then to reverse engineer underlying issues.

Design Thinking for Decision Support

This user-centered approach known as “design thinking” enables CI executives and their internal clients to address a wide range of complex business and social issues.

Planned Decisions & Pending Actions

This article provides recommendations for how to leverage intelligence to drive action and decision agility.

How to Impact Decisions with CI

If you want to have a positive impact on the business, your leadership must know and respect you and your work.

Decision Culture Analysis

Intelligence and strategy professionals need to understand what decision makers want, and how they make decisions.

About Thinking

Analysts will need to have strong interpretive, cognitive, imaginative, and thinking skills to effectively use the intelligence capabilities that will be at his/her disposal.

Decision Focused Intelligence

This article shows how a decision-focused intelligence program maximizes effectiveness while reducing costs, by focusing on critical rather than "nice to know" issues.

Intuition's Role in Making Decisions

Modern life requires us to make more decisions, more quickly. Despite living in a data-driven world, irrationality and intuition play a prominent role in how we make choices.

Role of Human Bias in Decision-making Accuracy

A key challenge for competitive intelligence professionals is recognizing and mitigating the role of bias in critical decisions and analyses.

Intelligence: Decision-Focused Process, Decision-Ready Output

One of the first steps in making intelligence decision-ready is understanding the culture of the organization that the intelligence group serves.

Bias & Overconfidence in Business Decisions

To make better competitive-strategy decisions, challenge your thinking, look for opposing reasons, and challenge the status quo.

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