‘Organizational Decision Making in the Days of COVID-19’

Research guided by the University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management

Introduction

The purpose of this research project is to understand the decision making of organizations during and post the COVID-19 epidemic.

The results will be used to help refine decision support models and tools in order to better support leaders’ activities, such as making proactive, informed, responsible and timely decisions to avoid watershed effects from the lack of decisive action taken to detect and mitigate spread of such types of impactful events.

The first phase of this research is data collection. The method we have adopted is a simple daily survey consisting of 12 questions, requiring between 1-5 minutes of time to respond. The questions are adapted from my research at Cambridge on Organizational Strategic Decision Making, which can be referenced here https://betterdecisionmaking.com/about

Every series of responses represent the current period you are in. While it may appear that responses will repeat, your attention to each question, every time is critical so we can evaluate not just the state of affairs at a point in time, but also changes over time. As a reminder, none of the detailed responses will ever be shared outside of the research project group, without your written consent.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Simon Brightman, BSc, MBA (uOttawa), MSt (Cambridge)
Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management.
simon.brightman@telfer.uottawa.ca


The Research Survey

The Questions

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