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In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making
Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the

intuition uncertainty  need to leave in intuition and gut feeling: mechanised decision-making squeezes out entrepreneurial spirit.” Mr Becker cites, as an example, decisions on the location of new production or engineering facilities—a choice ABB has to make several times a year. A process-driven prioritisation model taking into account 14 risk and benefit factors narrows down the number of top choices to a handful. Then, however, management has to make a “gut feel” decision based on intangible tradeoffs, such as

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