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What research-guided hypotheses are used to explore the nature of conscious decision making to manage decision making? Explore current and future research trends.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to provide examples of research-guided hypothesis in the research of conscious decision making. You need to be concise as 350 words is not much. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. About research Guided Hypothesis (RGH) - 100 words
2. On conscious decision making, management of decision making and cognition - 100 words
3. Trends - 150 words

There are many ways in which you can go in this task - especially since you are being asked to propose a research avenue. The solution below should get you started. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

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Decision Making Research

Research guided hypothesis (RGH) are ideas about paths of research and conjectures that are not just used for the purpose of proving/disproving a position - they have become perspectives primarily because as positions and assumptions about certain phenomenon or subjects of study - they have been drawn from previously proven research. In other words, they are corollaries or are ideas related to previously published, proven and critically reviewed ...

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Organizational Learning and Decision-Making: Interviewing

Organizational Learning and Decision-Making

- Resources: Rules of the Road for Interviewing

- Research an organization or subset of an organization (i.e. department or division) (Credit Suisse Group www.credit-suisse.com ) and analyze their processes of decision-making and learning initiatives.

- Use Rules of the Road for Interviewing on the below as a guide to conduct at least two interviews of current employees to gather primary data about the organization

- Write an essay based on the analysis of your interview and research.

- Address the following within the organization:

o Models of decision making the organization currently uses
o Efficiency of the managerial decision-making processes currently in place
o Presence or absence of explorative and exploitative organizational learning
o Level of involvement managers have in encouraging organizational learning
o Use of knowledge management systems and the integration of information technology in the organization
o Cognitive structures and biases

- Critique the organization based on the above areas using a minimum of five peer-reviewed references to support your conclusions.

- Include the interview questions and responses as an appendix with your essay.

- Format your paper according to APA standards.

Note. Do not disclose the name of the organization or the name of the people interviewed for this assignment.

Rules of the Road for Interviewing

Prior to the interview

1. Select the individuals for the interviews. Brief the interviewees and frame the interview. Explain the interview structure, time commitment, and your purpose. Provide context for the interview, i.e. this is an academic assignment required for a graduate course in Organizational Theory and Design.

2. Assure the interviewees that their information is confidential and that no names are included in the data collection and feedback. All information is kept confidential, and you have an ethical obligation to maintain your commitment after this work is done.

3. Once the interviewee has agreed to the interview, arrange for a private space, and set time, date, and appropriate location for each of the interviews.

4. Prepare for the interviews by completing a substantial portion of your research. You must have background knowledge about your topic and the organization in order ask appropriate questions.

During the interview

1. The first few minutes of an interview are critical; interviewees will not usually talk freely with a stranger. Begin by getting acquainted. Prior knowledge of the organization is helpful in this situation.

2. Brief the interviewee, frame the interview, and reinforce the confidentiality aspect of the interview. Depending on the lag between setting up and conducting the interview, providing the framework at the start of the interview helps put the interviewee at ease.

3. Have a clean sheet of paper and pen in hand to take notes. Be sure not to write the interviewee's name on the paper.

4. Remember that an interview is a focused conversation and not an interrogation. Your goal is to understand the interviewee's perspective on the topic at hand.

5. At first, read the questions exactly as you have them written. After the interviewee has had a chance to respond, you can probe more deeply about additional topics that aid your research. You can do this by stating, "Tell me more about..."

6. Do more listening than talking. You want to avoid interjecting your opinion, sharing your thoughts or perspectives. Remember, your goal is to gain a better understanding of the organization from the interview.

7. When the interview is over, debrief the interviewee by reviewing key points and ask them if there is anything else they want to add. Remember to thank the interviewee. Offer to provide anonymous feedback and a written summary, if desired.

After the interview

1. After the interviewee leaves, review your notes immediately and clarify or add to your writings as needed. It is easy to get caught up in the act of interviewing and forget to write everything you need. Take additional notes while the memories are fresh.

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