In June 2015 Prof. Dr. Peter Kruse died at the age of 60. He was one of the leading experts in change management and an internet visionary. His interdisciplinary work focused on the application of collective intelligence to economic and social developments.
A talk from Peter Kruse about decision making in complex situations was influential to us. He presented the following 5 strategies:
- Try and error
- Ignoring the problem
- Gut feeling
He argued that gut feeling is the best strategy we can apply today. However, we need to be aware that our instinct may be misleaded due to a quickly changing environment, i.e., a strategy that worked 5 years ago might not be applicable today. Therefore, we need a group and use collective intuition to avoid solutions from the past.
Below a YouTube video with this talk from Peter Kruse (in German only):