When to trust your gut and when to test your assumptions

Deliberative thinking is the hallmark of a well-managed workplace, and processes are increasingly designed to stamp out instinctive responses. Instinctive decision-making is often the only way to get through the day. Since we know that fast thinking is not just about self-preservation and can help the entire organization, the value of managerial decisions lies in the simple fact that they have been made at all.

Full article at Economist.com