The South East branch was delighted to welcome 'The Risk Doctor', David Hillson, to their latest branch event; this being the 8th Alan Webb memorial lecture. Branch members gathered at Rowfant House in Crawley for the presentation on Wednesday 9th July 2014.
There are many influences when groups make decisions, especially when the decision is perceived to be both risky and important. These influences can be summarised in the “triple strand” of conscious, subconscious and affective factors.
This presentation reports on recent research which has revealed the main drivers of group behaviour in these situations. Understanding and managing these drivers allows groups to make good decisions – find out how. An expanded emotional literacy framework is proposed to enable groups to make good decisions by understanding and managing the underlying influences on group risk attitude.