Are you satisfied with your job?
Dr. Woody says to pay attention to your decision making 'style'
- Duration 5:59
- Date May 1, 2012
Dr. Woody says to pay attention to your decision making 'style'
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Topic today is a career choice decision -- know what it when you say trap what does that mean.
Yeah I mean I know it means but why is air traffic yet it seems to me to -- research on decision science and how that relates to the criticisms you made himself.
To back up a little bit I actually just got back from.
Decided for industrial organizational psychology annual conference house I've seen it yet I.
-- say yes we have actually caught our own sort of miracle is that ahead.
It's as good as -- -- workplace psychologists like myself both practitioners and academics and when I was up arrogant to assume lot of new research atop the field.
And it can be very informative and so one of the restricts cities I got to sit down -- and talk about.
Was from Jason -- out of the college of New Jersey where I'm pointing to and it's like over there somewhere Osama bin Khaled anyway actually Campbell was really it -- she was looking and it.
Decision making style and how that impacts.
How you -- her decisions and then.
How you feel about those decisions and so as you know right now one in every two recent college graduates.
-- that are jobless or underemployed I didn't know that I got that from your very brilliant this is yes it's a problem.
And so I was looking at how do you attack that problem and as you mentioned there are decision making traps that we can make it mean we can trying to wait to -- -- was and prolonged.
Getting in the shop because it.
The decisions that you make -- your style has a lot to do with how happy you are ultimately once you do make a decision -- Alison how long it'll take you to make that the decision so there's two types of styles to cut that he talks about.
The first kind -- -- satisfy answers so this individual will look at.
A set of criteria minimum standard.
And no go seek it out and once they see that they hit that minimum standard families can't give me an example itself and -- -- -- getting Italian food.
So I walked down the street and you know what I want northern Italian.
The system plaza financier restaurant hasn't -- -- go -- and attack now -- maximize -- which is another decision style.
Is someone who likes to.
Exhaustively look for all the options that meet their criteria and then make -- -- afterwards.
So in other words they're get a good and a little Italy and like look at every different menu.
Until they find all the restaurants that meet their criteria they're so good that sounds and one is anal one's -- -- And maybe that's woman -- look at it honestly because.
I mean for instance when I go and try -- -- was notified about it a shot just thinking I have to go -- gonna go to the Kentucky Derby this against old gunman dressed.
That's got to go out and how it's an edit or or -- yes I did tonight I heat shopping believe it or not.
So I walk in there I see something out try not I politic -- out that that.
-- Satisfied with writing great you know style you basically know what you're looking yeah I -- -- it and the crowd instead of -- I know that's in the realm of what I'm looking for the right to keep seeking the ideal.
And how this relates to job seeking is this is that.
You could prolong the job seeking activity for a really long period of time because you keep looking for that ideal.
And you keep compiling these options right what happens is another opportunity gonna pass you by.
Say it'll take you a lot longer so decide on the job in peace so this can be a problem and then at the end of the day those who think.
Avail themselves too many options are often unhappy with the option to choose because -- always sitting there thinking about what yes.
The hell is other options I looked at.
I could've taken that America has taken as everybody is Alec it's like they had the sort of more mellow version version -- the more of the high stress you know right yeah -- -- -- may be worried slightly that there is some relationship to perfection isn't here but they are not they are different.
Psychological construct a case and ordered to and -- to make sure that you you do not make and to get caught in the decision making -- you don't want to do.
You can consider the following as when he got -- a kicker real.
There -- -- -- been kind of silly here but the idea is this is be realistic.
Don't necessarily go if you're coming right out of school.
Don't look for that ideal option right out of the box and keep striving for because guess what -- now it's over 50% of recent college grads cannot find jobs.
Or at least the jobs are looking for yeah you can just prolong the inevitable so you know what.
Find something that meets the minimum criteria that would get you on the path towards where you want to go don't worry about that ideal perfect job ran out and -- So if I -- and if I was graduating from college I you know today with my political science degree minus my sociology minor.
And I wanted to go into journalism I wanted to get a job Fox News Channel I wanted to be you know -- producer.
I I need to sort of -- slightly lower I -- -- in some cases that could that could think conceivably happen depending on your experience in college days right in most cases now.
Could be a lot of paths to getting here though today one of.
And should write that so you may have to think about that internship -- is one good way to test driver career.
And find a way in and maybe that's appreciate you want to look at all right maybe there's a couple steps to get -- there right and that's OK okay -- decisive.
You know what I'm gonna -- at a yes can you imagine that being dissatisfied through -- and takes out the dress right yes here's that you want to make sure that.
You -- set criteria set some parameters and yourself and say you know -- a -- take this much time and finally just inside don't get caught up.
In procrastinated decision trying to find -- -- -- just go for it might be decisive.
And take it.
Our rights owning your own decisions -- your decision in other words once you've decided it still will back and look forward -- used to move forward.
And what happens to tell you the second guessing yourself if you play the game of what -- -- you start questioning yourself you lose your compounds he get anxiety.
Forward thinking forward.
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