bias busters: who you gonna call?
What is this resource? This blog post discusses the practical tools Policy Lab are using to ‘bust’ cognitive biases and support policy-makers to make more informed decisions.
Why is it worthwhile? The first blog post in this series discusses cognitive biases related to ‘noticing’. These biases pull policy-makers towards familiar ‘default’ solutions and to information that confirms existing beliefs. Sabherwal outlines some of the tools and strategies used at Policy Lab to address biases in the context of complex policy challenges, and links are provided for further information on each of these.
Who is it useful for? This blog series will be useful for anyone engaging in decision making practices, but especially so for systems thinkers wanting to build their systems practice.