Decision-Making


Scope

Americans consciously break down complexity into its component parts, in order to focus on what is essential. Because of that the scope of their decisions is narrower. Americans avoid interconnecting too many decisions.

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Analysis

Americans prefer gathering limited, but highly relevant, information. And doing so quickly. Breadth and depth of analysis must be justified by its necessity. Americans apply rigorous tools of analysis. However, they balance them with pragmatism. Americans trust their intuition.

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Resources

The United States is, and always was, a country abundant in resources. Americans strive less to be economical. In what they make, in how they make it, and in how they use it. Instead, Americans value rapid resource aggregation and deployment in order to quickly take advantage of opportunities.

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Time

In the American business context it is quite often better to make a suboptimal decision quickly, than to make a better decision too slow or too late. Suboptimal decisions can be corrected. For Americans, a decision making process is almost a contradiction in terms. People, not processes, make decisions.

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Risk

Because no analysis is truly exact, and because no decision is perfect, Americans are willing to take risks, as long as corrective measures can be taken quickly and flexibly.

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