Uncertainty affects us in our everyday lives, and in a wide range of situations but how do individuals and indeed organisations respond to uncertainty and how does it impact their decision-making and actions? Based on the latest developments in academic research, the author offers solid advice on how to manage uncertainty in every-day life, bringing a new perspective to these issues and extrapolating this to offer implications for an organisational and managerial context. The author brings this emerging area of research to a wider audience by:
The book is divided into two main parts. Part I deals with the behaviour of individuals facing uncertainty and includes accessible explanations and examples of every-day applications, while Part II deals with behaviour in organisations facing uncertainty, where insights from Part I are combined and related to the organisational and work context to explore how, for example, (mis)-perceptions and decision-making biases impact managerial life. This is a must read for both managers and those who are seeking to better understand their own behaviour and management approach.
Chapter 1. Introduction Part I. People and Uncertainty: Perceiving uncertainty Chapter 2. Expressing uncertainty Chapter 3. Accepting uncertainty Chapter 4. Deciding under uncertainty Chapter 5. Acting on uncertainty. Part II. Organisations and Uncertainty Chapter 6. Organisations and uncertainty types Chapter 7. Uncertainty and time Chapter 8. Uncertainty in organisational decision making Chapter 9. Organisational actions based on uncertainty Chapter 10. Conclusions