LEAD 305

Adaptive Decision Making

3 Unit(s)

Leaders who are capable of adapting their own leadership approaches and their organization’s decision-making processes to the circumstances of the business environment will be more effective at leading their organizations in environments that are increasingly unpredictable, complex and even disruptive or chaotic. This course uses applied exercises, case studies and simulations to introduce and practice a variety of business decision-making methods and tools in the context of an organization’s changing environment, particularly where cause-and-effect relationships are not simple and linear. Students will consider and be able to operate in two to three modes that assist in adaptive decision making. They will also become familiar with decision making biases and be able to detect their own and develop a strategy for mitigating. It is strongly recommended that students have a basic understanding of leadership and management before taking this course.