The purpose of this exercise is that students experience a few prejudices that may be harmful to strategic decision-making. In particular, students are prompted to fall into a confirmatory test case, and to experience other prejudices such as anchoring and sampling bias. Although the exercise can be done individually, it is a better vehicle to explore how some of the team-level dynamics and structural choices can either increase or decrease the likelihood of falling into such prejudices. The exercise creates a … Read more »

The purpose of this exercise is that students experience a few prejudices that may be harmful to strategic decision-making. In particular, students are prompted to fall into a confirmatory test case, and to experience other prejudices such as anchoring and sampling bias. Although the exercise can be done individually, it is a better vehicle to explore how some of the team-level dynamics and structural choices can either increase or decrease the likelihood of falling into such prejudices. The exercise creates a situation that leads one to reflect the Challenger disaster.
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Giovanni Gavetti,
Francesca Gino
Source: exercises
4 pages.
Release Date: 24, March 2011. Prod #: 711508-PDF-ENG
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