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 - 주요내용:
Senior government executives make many decisions, not-infrequently difficult ones. Cognitive limitations and biases
preclude individuals from making fully value-maximizing choices. And the “groupthink” tradition has highlighted ways
group-aided decision-making can fail to live up to its potential. Out of this literature has emerged a prescriptive paradigm
Janis calls “vigilant decision-making.” For this paper, we interviewed twenty heads of subcabinet-level organizations in
the U.S. federal government, asking each questions about how they made important decisions. Ten were nominated by
“good-government” experts as ones doing an outstanding job improving the organization’s performance, ten chosen at
random. The vigilant decision-making approach is designed for difficult decisions, presumed to be informationally,
technically, or politically complex. However, we found that when we asked these executives to discuss their most
difficult decision, most identified decisions that were not informationally complex but instead mainly required courage
to make. In this context, the vigilant decision-making paradigm might be more problematic than the literature suggests.
We discuss here the different demands for decisions involving complexity and those involving courage, and suggest
a contingency model of good decision-making processes that requires executives and advisors to be ambidextrous in
their approaches.

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