Category: Unintended consequences

Guest Post: The Decision Command Fallacy (Part 3)
How to avoid unintended consequences of decisions in complex environments

In Part 2 of this article, I explained that, without careful thought, intervention in a complex situation will, more often than not, lead to unintended consequences. If we don’t lift our game, I promise...

Guest Post: The Decision Command Fallacy (Part 2)
How to avoid unintended consequences of decisions in complex environments

Decision failure patterns in complex environments The two decision failures I covered in Part 1 have different causes, but follow similar patterns. The hit man example is a case of “throwing the baby out...