Numerous complexities and strategies exist within organizations that are designed to attempt to understand how they are functioning. To address substantive improvement, an effective leader must develop a solid understanding regarding the current functionality of the organization. Utilizing the assigned readings for the course and additional applicable scholarly sources, describe, in sufficient detail, supportive references that cite the foundational complexities of organizational functioning operating within an educational setting of interest (e.g., school or school district) that involve the following:
Part 1 – Essay 3-5 pages, not including title and reference pages
The oddities or peculiar characteristics of this organization.
The premise or basis for how this organization functions.
Misperceptions, misunderstandings, and fallacies of this organization’s problems and dysfunctionality.
The predominate mental perceptions, models, or frames are operating within this organization.
Part 2 – Presentation 6-8 slides, including speaking notes of 100-200 words per slide
Choose one facet of the organization, presented in your Part 1 essay, and create a presentation for a leader within the educational organization you chose. You will present one or several recommendations (s) on how the organization might function better in regard to the complexities and strategies within your organization.
he brain is an incredible and complex organ. It processes information, controls our movements and regulates our internal functions, as well as much more. However, it is susceptible to lapses and mistakes. “A cognitive bias is a systematic error in thinking that affects the decisions and judgments that people make” (Cherry, K. 2018). There are many types of cognitive bias, but one of particular interest that relates quite well to the placebo effect is the confirmation bias. The confirmation bias can be viewed rather pessimistically as a form of deception within one’s self. It occurs “when an individual looks for and uses the information to support their own ideas or beliefs” (Spencer and Heneghan, 2018). This links to the pivotal idea of expectation vs. intensity in the placebo effect by saying that if one anticipates a certain outcome, it is more likely to happen, and with more power and strength over the mind. The concept of scotomization (a psychological ‘blind spot’ where the mind blocks undesirable ideas) and ‘you see what you want to see’ stems from here. The 17th century English scientist, Francis Bacon described the confirmation bias as: “Once a man’s understanding has settled on something (either because it is an accepted belief or because it pleases him), it draws everything else also to support and agree with it. And if it encounters a larger number of more powerful countervailing examples, it either fails to notice them, or disregards them, or makes fine distinctions to dismiss and reject them, and all this with much dangerous prejudice, to preserve the authority of its first Conceptions.”>GET ANSWER