Friday inspiration #4: Decision fatigue

Well, this might not be an inspiring post per se, but still I think it’s interesting and extremely relevant (given that I’m suffering from decision fatigue right now). Anyway, thanks for the tip, Tuuli!

Here’s the article from the New York Times:

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?

Basically it is about willpower and what happens to us when we make decisions when we’re tired. One of the examples comes from shopping: after shopping like a maniac one simply cannot make any decisions (apart from leaving the shop/mall as fast as possible).

It’s interesting to see that scientists have been able to prove that willpower does exist. Even before reading the piece I did believe there was something called willpower and that it would actually be possible to deplete it if you strain your mind too hard. Having said that, I think the findings discussed in the article can prove useful in organizational contexts. And even better, this calls for self-reflection – something that contemporary organizations seem to be lacking.

Ok, that’s it for now. I’m completely worn out and yet I was thinking of going to do some shopping.

Have a nice weekend!

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