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Decision making under extreme pressure

 In Decision-making, Insights, Realizer Blog

The most startling experiment I know is the Milgram experiment of 1961, demonstrating that 65% of people could kill someone by repeatedly administering electric shocks – if they are influenced by an authority figure insisting they must keep on doing it. I normally work with personal and corporate decisions, including high pressure decisions. But this unique study sheds light on how decision making under extreme pressure can create a clash of values: when “obey authority” and “be nice to people” collided, there was only one winner. And it wasn’t pretty.

Posted by Rob Pyne