Friday, March 6, 2015

How anxiety impairs our decision-making skills.

How Anxiety Affects Your Decision-Making Skills


The last three times your boss called you into his office, it was to praise your work and give you new responsibilities. But today, her disapproval makes it feel like she's considering firing you. How does her next meeting request make you feel?

Or what about those final-round candidates you’re considering hiring—if the last two people you brought onboard were duds, will you go with the safe bet or the risky one?

If you’re anxiety-prone, the choices you make in the future may be skewed by past burns—and science backs those nerves up. Anxious people are more prone to making bad decisions, according to research out this week from UC Berkeley.

Read the rest of the article at Fast Company.


Dawna said...

Does the article get into how to not make those bad decisions?

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