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March 22, 2018

Honeybee Experiment in Democratic Process

Like us, honeybees have essential criteria that a home must conform to such as size, volume, orientation, entry size and security, insulation characteristics, proximity to food and other features. The swarms that make bad decisions regularly perish within 12 months. So it’s a complex calculation with many trade-offs and compromises necessary, since there are very few perfect choices. It is very similar to any town having to evaluate a complex capital expense plan like a school or other facility.
March 22, 2018
Group decision making, decision making tools, building consensus

Why Decision-Making Should Always Be a Team Sport

I recently spoke to an executive who was concerned about the prospects of gaining organizational buy-in on a new process improvement initiative. Historically, decisions in her company have been made […]
March 20, 2018

Why AI Should Not Be Compared to Humans in Regard to Decision-Making

AI systems can identify a solution faster than the human brain, but how much of the decision-making process should be delegated to AI? Are there some decisions that should always be reserved for humans?
March 15, 2018

Evaluation Framework Informs Decision-Making for Mental Health Apps

The American Psychiatric Association developed an evaluation framework that uses a four-stage hierarchical process model to help clinicians evaluate and make informed decisions regarding mental health smartphone apps, according to a column published in Psychiatric Service.
March 13, 2018

Water Use, Delivery and the River

“A multi-criteria decision analysis model was developed based on six factors: water table, groundwater use, surface water use, hot spots of water use area, distance to river and soil permeability,” she said. “Fuzzy logic techniques were used to compute the probability of over-extraction in the study area.”