23 Feb 2011

Dan Ariely on Irrationality in the Workplace

Dan Ariely is best known for his book Predictably Irrational which explored the hidden forces which influence our everyday decisions.

In this recent interview with McKinsey Quarterly he explains how and why executives need to understand how these same forces influence both their own, and their employees, performance in the workplace.

In six excerpts he explores when to trust your gut, the benefits of irrationality, internal motivation, conflicts of interest, the power of irrationality and the role of intuition in decision making.

Well worth 10 to 15 minutes of your time.

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