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How does intuition help in improving your decision making?
“Intuition is the ability to have a grasp on a situation or information without the need for reasoning. The opposite of intuitive decision making is rational decision making, which is when individuals use analytics, facts and a step-by-step process to come to a decision.”
Studies show that the gut feeling, the intuition of executives, leads to faster and more efficient decisions, and that they are often even better in the end. The reason: experience, networked thinking, higher knowledge. They are stored in the subconscious and, if necessary, consciously or unconsciously called up when a decision is to be made.
Intuition is the natural ability in humans to KNOW what you actually aren’t supposed to know. Intuition is an intelligent, holistic way of thinking and deciding. In some cases, it may even seem irrational, and yet intuition is always right. Why is intuition becoming more and more important and how can intuition be trained?
High speed and increasing complexity make intuitive decisions in management increasingly important. According to recent psychological and neurological findings, they are more economic, faster and often better than rational weighing. But this does not mean the end of rational thinking; it is important to find the right combination of both.
People think that intuition is especially used in the search for creative solutions for difficult tasks. Plans and decisions, on the other hand, should be based on analytical and logical thinking. Researchers, on the other hand, found in his studies that intuition is the most important basis for all decisions, for all analytical and creative approaches. The logical mind should only support the execution.
Imagine, you have an important decision to make, and suddenly, out of the blue, you know how it should be. If you were asked why, it would be difficult for you at first to mention them. Nevertheless, you are certain that you can rely on your gut feeling, which is intuition! Unlike in conscious thinking, a lot of things happen in intuition unconsciously and lightning-fast. And this ability can be trained, enhanced and deepened.
The researcher Gerd Gigerenzer has evaluated various empirical studies which are independent of one another. These show that about two-thirds of managers from both the private sector and the public administration make better decisions with intuition. The higher these executives are positioned in the hierarchy, the higher the level of intuition should be.
Intuition as a resource enables us to find creative solutions to problems and to manage challenges directly and efficiently. Intuition encourages creativity, awareness of solutions, wisdom, balance and emotional intelligence
For research about the effects of higher intuition and meditation see:
Heartmath Institute https://www.heartmath.org/research/science-of-the-heart/intuition-research/
Harvard Institute https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/04/harvard-researchers-study-how-mindfulness-may-change-the-brain-in-depressed-patients/ or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_on_meditation
Biocybernaut Institute - http://www.biocybernaut.com/creativity-increases-in-scientists