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    Bazerman makes a distinction between two types of thinking. The intuitive, fast, effortless system one thinking versus the slower, conscious, system two thinking. Both approaches have their advantages and drawbacks. What type of thinking is most often applied in our work environments? Further, what systems and procedures do our organizations employ to encourage one type of thinking over the other?

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    System 1 thought describes our intuition: quick, automatic, effortless, and influenced by emotion. By comparison, System 2 thought is slower, more conscious, effortful, and logical. When you are carefully considering options, you are using System 2 thinking. When you are simply acting on intuition, you are using System 1 thinking. We can all think of instances in which ...

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