The intrusion of reality into the game - information pathologies further constrain bounded rationality
starting point of all considerations
on the decision-making behaviour of
individuals is the concept of
bounded rationality (Simon, 1976).
Cognitive limits to information
intake and processing prevent the
individual from making objectively
rational decisions. People strive to
act in an intentionally rational
manner, as evidenced by the pursuit
of the so-called ideal of
rationality. The focus on facts and
figures may push differently
interpretable contexts of an issue
into the background. Wilensky
assumed that the main cause of
information pathologies was rooted
in the ideal of rationality.
Several information pathologies can reinforce each other in their effect. Empirical evidence has shown that innovation success is almost impossible when information pathologies become entrenched. Therefore, it is important to address information pathologies at different levels...
extensive empirical study was able
to show that the use of power is a
major cause of information
pathologies (Scholl, 1999).
The use of power has a negative effect on knowledge growth.
Scholl, W. (2004): "Innovation and Information. How new knowledge is produced in companies", Göttingen: Hogrefe. Kieser, A. (2006, 6th edition): "Organisationstheorien", Stuttgart: Kohlhammer
And people tend to be influenced by their unconscious desires, needs and conflicts in everyday life. But power precisely consists in controlling the acquisition, possession and application of information. By increasing self-awareness and teaching knowledge concepts, the perception of information pathologies can be sharpened.
See the next pages:
- The Connection of image and truth
- The Individual
- The Community
- I have to change my life
- The Storm (introduction 1)
- The World (introduction 2)
- The Comfort zone (introduction 3)
- The Fetish