Call for papers – What makes a good decision?

LOPB sekretariāts @ 4. jūnijs, 2020

How decisions are made on an organizational and personal level?

What affects them?

October 9, 2020

Riga, Latvia,

The theme of the conference intends to present the latest research and general understanding of decision making. Since nowadays individuals and organizations are surrounded with information, very contradicting arguments, and even fake news, it is crucial to evaluate what should be taken into account, and what should be skipped or even reported as fake news. 

What would be the best way to make decisions? Is there one? 

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 feel 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 in this area to bring an understanding of key principles to help organizations create an environment that shapes healthy decision making culture, satisfied and productive employees. The conference also intends to give practical tips on how to improve the decision-making process.

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


– Individual decision-making process
– Group decision-making process
– Sorting out trusted and relevant information
– Decision-making biases
– What makes a good 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 till July 5th, 2020. We will send notification of acceptance no later than July 20th, 2020.

Other important information:

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

We are looking forward to seeing you at our conference on October 9, 2020!

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