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Hanlon’s Razor At The Workplace

  • We need to deploy mental models at work, which provide us with a framework to expand our understanding and simplify complex matters, helping us make better decisions and handle stress and anxiety .
  • Just be aware of the moments of anger or confusion, and reevaluate your assumption of doubting others of any wrongdoing due to the various biases inherent in our minds.
  • Though it may seem like a conspiracy if one is denied promotion or worse, is fired, applying the awareness and objectivity of Hanlon’s razor can save us from unnecessary mental agony.

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The basic rules that we need to apply:

Understanding Hanlon's razor results in a mindset shift, which enables us to view the entire scenario in a third person’s perspective, rather than being in the centre of the drama.

We usually assume the worst if we get hurt by the people we love and trust. The various biases in our minds (confirmation bias, fundamental attribution error, and availability bias) play havoc in our relationships.

Fundamental Attribution Error is when we pay too much attention to the personality of a person and ignore the content.

Availability Bias is a mental shortcut that makes us form opinions or base our decisions related to recent information that is easy to recall.

Confirmation Bias is a common fallacy where we feed our existing beliefs and refute any contradictory information.

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