October 17, 2007
11-13 avenue du Recteur Poincaré
7:00pm: Program, followed by Networking Reception
Fast and Smart vs Fast and Dumb: The Powers and Perils of Intuition
Speaker: Tanya Menon
Associate Professor of Managerial and Organizational Behavior
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
When we first meet a person at an interview, see their face, or even hear someone's name, our automatic first impressions tell us what they are like. Are they competent and likable? Are they fake or friendly? Should we hire them or avoid future encounters with them? Where do these impressions come from and do they help or hurt us as we navigate our daily lives? As business managers we make these quick decisions all the time. Sometimes they are smart, sometimes they are painfully dumb.
Join us as Chicago Booth professor Tanya Menon discusses how our "intuition" works and why it sometimes fails so miserably. More importantly, attend this session to learn how you can "educate" your intuition to make better decisions. Professor Menon will share insights from her own research in cross-cultural psychology and interpersonal rivalry to describe the specific applications for making sense of people at work and in life.