Author: Hogan Assessments

Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions

  Our brains are overloaded. The average American consumes 34GB of data each day, a 350% increase over the last 28 years. That adds up to 11.8 hours of information per day, including 100,000 words of information across multiple platforms (War and Peace is 460,000 words long). People send and receive an average of 35… Read more »

Judgment is About Making Good Decisions

We make thousands of decisions every day. And in a perfect world, every decision would be rational and deliberate, and every problem would have a clear solution. In the real world, however, there is rarely enough time or information to make a reasoned decision. Even so, it’s clear that some people have better judgment than… Read more »

Q&A: Personality and Safety

For companies in every industry, worker safety is a major concern; companies spent billions of dollars a year on equipment and training aimed at creating a safer workforce. Yet, in 2013 alone, 4,405 U.S. workers died on the job. In this Q&A, Hogan consultant Kristen Switzer discusses the missing component in workplace safety – personality…. Read more »

Dysfunctional Team? It’s Your Fault

High-performing teams can provide an undeniable advantage over the competition. However, most managers will tell you that although it is easy to put together a team with great potential, they rarely perform at their maximum capacity. Why? Because you’re doing it wrong.