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SMART MEETINGS FREE FROM BIAS

Learn how to organise meetings in a way that minimises the effect of cognitive bias and group thinking. Increase the quality of your decision-making and the IQ of your organisation.

For whom?

- Anyone interested in improved decision-making

- Those responsible for organising, preparing or chairing meetings

- Business managers & people managers

Practical

- open training or in-company

- 1 day

- up to 12 participants

Didactic methods

- interactive knowledge transfer

- analysing and learning from practical examples

- working on your own cases

When?

Where?

Cost

Tue 12 May 2020

House of Ape, Grotehondstraat 44, 2018 Antwerpen

480 euro

"This approach gives you insight into your own blind spots. Self-reflection is sometimes needed to improve how we do things."

Sibylle Demeyere, HR manager, Motrac Handling & Cleaning

"Good examples of scientific studies. A really interesting and fun workshop, tailored to the needs of the public."

Anonymous, People manager, Flemish government

Why should you attend?


The figures speak for themselves:


  • 20 to 30% of the project resources in organizations are lost as a result of cognitive bias (human thinking errors and our own blind spots for these);
  • Gross profit margins of companies that use behavioural economic insights are over 25% higher.


Investing in behavioural insights:


  • Leads to growth, insight and better working relationships;
  • Improves the results of your organization;
  • Gives your organization a sustainable competitive advantage in the current volatile landscape.


In this course you will learn how to organize meetings in a way that minimizes the effect of cognitive bias and how to make better decisions as an organization.


Programme

Block 1. The pitfalls of our thinking and how they lead to bad decisions

  • How does our brain work? System-1 and system-2 thinking.
  • What are the main errors in thinking that play a role in a group?


Block 2: Organizing a meeting so that your organization makes quality decisions

The choice of participants: Who to invite?


The preparation:

  • What kind of preparation do you ask from the participants?
  • Which techniques are most suitable to ensure meetings are based on data and facts?


Chairing the meeting:

  • Who do you give the floor to first?
  • Which mechanisms do you use to arrive at a well-founded and well-supported decision?


The follow-up:

  • What to do with dissenting opinions, once the decision has been made?
  • How to learn from mistakes? 


Your results

  • Insight into how pitfalls in our thinking and group effects undermine the quality of decision making.
  • You know how to exert a positive influence and how to counteract these pitfalls and group effects.
  • You can use techniques to avoid group thinking and encourage dissenting opinions, without things becoming personal.


Our approach

  • This workshop is fully interactive.
  • A good mix of interactive knowledge transfer and practical exercises and cases ensures you can immediately apply the new learnings in your daily work.
  • We work in small groups and provide a safe, inclusive learning environment. 


Trainer: Els Compernolle

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