Sunday, September 02, 2012

Our Decision-making Process That Short-circuits Reality

From Ivo Velitchkov's Enterprise Architecture blog - "Beliefs and Capabilities": [try here]
"From the observable data and experience we select some and affix meaning to it. This forms the basis of our assumptions. And then we come to conclusions which in turn influence our beliefs. Our beliefs are the basis of our actions which bring more data and experience from which we select some, affix meaning and so on. We tend to believe that we affix meaning to the observable data, oblivious of the selection we always make. In a similar way we believe that we draw conclusions by clear reasoning, while we actually always apply some assumptions."
Beliefs and Capabilities:

The Inference Cycle:

See also:
  • Go here for Chris Argyris's Harvard paper: Teaching Smart People How To Learn [PDF]
  • Go here for SystemWiki entry - Ladder of Inference: Short Circuiting Reality
  • Go here for Argyris's theories of action, double-loop learning and organizational learning

1 comment:

  1. I have borrowed your work here:

    Let me know if there is a copyright issue that I accidentally missed. I am basically trying to document new ideas at a single place.