Thinking fast or slow?

While it may appear productive during your workday to focus on replying to emails and attending meetings, the flip-side is that the quality of your assessment or decisions may suffer. In moments of deep reflection, a person can examine assumptions and knowledge, drawing connections between disparate pieces of information. Daniel Kahneman demonstrated that slow reflective thinking is actually the opposite of fast reactive thinking. Here are four ways to improve your ability to reflect in a hectic work environment:

  • Block out unstructured thinking time
  • Seek a coach to get structured feedback
  • Develop a list of questions to challenge beliefs
  • Watch out for information overload

 

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