Faced with this unintelligible epidemic, incomplete data and a relatively unknown virus, we fall prey to at least 4 typical cognitive biases.
Our cognitive biases have a huge impact on the decisions that shape human resources. With this series, we aim to provide short and insightful articles to help you identify the biases, understand how they affect HR, and what to do to address them.
This bias has huge impact for companies : one single toxic manager, one harassment case or one employee burnout can durably damage your employer brand.
Psychologists know that people do better when you pay attention to them. Learn how to be aware of this phenomenon and leverage all its positive.
Don’t presume that what can’t be measured isn’t really important.
HR people give too much weight to groups of individuals that are more in the limelight. For example: Millennials. Discover how to overcome this bias
The proverb “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” is a good illustration of this phenomenon. Discover what it means for human resources and it can be overcome.
It occurs when you continue a wrong behaviour only because of previously invested time, money or effort. Learn how to see through these sunk costs and make better decisions for your company.
In data analytics, you can’t have the whole picture if you look only at those who “survived”! Discover why this cognitive bias has a huge impact on the decisions that shape human resources.
This bias makes you overestimate how much other people agree with you… and it has huge consequences for your company.
When doing good frees you to do bad… What does it mean for human resources and how to overcome this bias?