SPB Organizational Psychology

SPB Organizational Psychology

April 07, 2015 16:34 ET

Who Are We to Decide?

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 7, 2015) -

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A webinar hosted today by Toronto-based SPB Organizational Psychology Inc. featured none other than Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO of Hogan Assessment and long time strategic Partner of SPB.

Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic, an international authority on personality and psychometrics, and author of six books and more than 100 scientific papers, focused on the importance of sound decision making.

What is a reasoned decision?

As the saying goes good judgment comes from experience, bad experience comes from bad judgment. The Webinar visited the spectrum of decision-making skills and highlighted the fact that good judgment has to be about more than making the right decision most of the time. "Basically, good judgment translates information into knowledge, enabling you to find patterns and predict meaningful events." stated Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic. "People typically fall into one of four information-processing styles: deliberate, qualitative, quantitative or versatile." In real life and in this age of complexity, do leaders even have enough time or information to make a reasoned decision? "The key issue is to understand in what precise ways we are biased...Being aware of our inner biases is the main prerequisite for overcoming them, or at least keeping them in check."

Leaders can learn to easily develop new sets of skills to embrace uncertain times by finding clarity, and engaging the workforce through vision and understanding. "They must cultivate their own capacity to welcome uncertainty, make decisions faster and better, perform ongoing development and implement wisely," added Julie Carignan, moderator and SPB Partner. In such challenging and opportune times, executives must not only develop a clear vision and make smart decisions in parallel with business evolution, expand their tool kits to include data inundation, real-time business insights, technology-enabled strategic outlooks, and more so cultivate cognitive and emotional methodologies to address not only individuals, but also systems and teams.

What will it take to achieve all of this?

  • Recruitment based on the dynamic of personality and cognitive skills (preferred thinking style, critical thinking, and quality of judgment).
  • An organizational information pipeline that provides continuous listening, good data and meaningful indicators for business and social intelligence.
  • Understanding and governance to provide the right conditions to make decisions in accordance with cognitive, individual and social processes.
  • Leadership development programs for leaders at all levels to learn how to think globally together and navigate, accompanied by their team, the uncomfortable, ever-changing terrain.

About SPB

Founded over 35 years ago, SPB Organizational Psychology offers a vast array of effective and innovative solutions designed to help small, medium and large enterprises achieve their business goals while optimizing their HR management. Its team of more than 60 consultants, based in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Mexico and Europe, is known for delivering true added value by deploying pragmatic, professional and rigorous approaches. SPB clients benefit from best practices and cutting-edge tools developed through exclusive, national and international distribution partnerships and alliances. Through alliances with science and technology partners, SPB's R&D team provides cutting-edge tools that are affordable, user-friendly and highly efficient. For more information, go to http://www.spb.ca/en/articles/Events-2015/webinar-thomas-chamorro-premuzic-toronto.

Source: SPB Organizational Psychology

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