A collaborative study in The Journal of Business Ethics shows that not forcing managers to make tough choices results in better outcomes
The new study, co-authored by School of Environment, Enterprise and Development professor Michael Wood, and Guelph professors Scott Colwell and Theodore Noseworthy, asserts that when managers are confronted with competing alternatives to complex situation, they tend to select higher-risk options when forced to choose. However, when given the option not to choose, managers tend to reflect more and select options with fewer negative consequences
The report has so-far received significant media attention in North America and overseas. The entire study is available for download here.