Recent studies done revealed that people are generally poor at considering background information when making individual decisions. At first glance this might seem like a strength that grants the ability to make judgments which are unbiased by external factors. But in a world of quotas and limits, two researchers suspected that it was actually a weakness. When it comes to the question of judgment, an inability to consider the big picture was leading decision-makers to be biased by the daily samples of information they were working with.
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