Call for papers – Psychological aspects of making difficult decisions.

LOPB sekretariāts @ 3. maijs, 2021

What are the psychological aspects of making difficult/ unpopular decisions? What to keep in mind? How to later make the decision successful?

October 14 & 21 17:00-21:00, 2021 (Zoom Conference)

Riga, Latvia,

The theme of the conference intends to present the latest research and general understanding of decision making, and particularly dive into psychological aspects of difficult or unpopular decisions. Continuing our previous conference theme, we have received interest in the topic from different organizations and individuals alike. During Covid-19 crisis, a lot of difficult decisions had to be made, and several are yet to be made. It’s especially important to prepare for these kinds of decisions and deal afterwards with the consequences what comes from implementing a difficult decision. What would be the best way to make such decisions? What are good practices for it? 

Firstly, each person is making decisions on a personal level taking into account personality traits, cognitive abilities, and life circumstances around him or her. Secondly, in each organization’s departments, teams are making group decisions, that are affected by the earlier mentioned factors, as well as group dynamics, organization goals, management decisions, global fluctuations, etc. We believe that by reevaluating and understanding the best decision-making practice, there is a space for each individual as well as an organization to improve existing processes, therefore, improving effectiveness on several levels. 

The conference will cover actual topics and principles of decision-making. It aims at helping organizations to create sufficient environment, and deal and strive in uncertain and changing times, so to have satisfied and productive employees along the way. 

Latvian Society of Organizational Psychology invites you to submit proposals for presentations. Contributions from both scientists and practitioners are very welcome.

Possible topics:

Process of making a difficult decision.

How to prepare for and implement a difficult decision?

Examples/ consequences of unpopular decisions

Decision-making biases

Change Management with an unpopular decision?

Decision making in stressful situations

How to identify well thought out decision

Relevant topics to decision making will be considered as well

Submission process

Please send your proposal (a brief description of the topic, some relevant research) to by July 5th, 2021. We will send a notification of acceptance no later than July 20th, 2021.

Other important information:

Participation in the conference with the presentation is free of charge and is expected to be in Zoom platform. The working language will be English and Latvian.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our conference on October 14 & 21, 2021!

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