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Title:On horns and halos: Confirmation bias and job rotation PDF Logo
Authors:Müller, Daniel
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Bonn econ discussion papers 2010,5
Abstract:Confirmation bias, which refers to unintentional and unknowing selectivity in the use of evidence, belongs to the major problems faced by organizations. In this article, we discuss job rotation as a natural solution to this problem. In a nutshell, adopting job rotation provides an organization that is plagued by confirmation bias with a more reliable informational footing upon which to base its decisions. Job rotation, however, also comes with a cost, e.g. a loss of productivity or a disruption of work flows. We study this trade-off and identify conditions under which job rotation and specialization are each optimal.
Subjects:Confirmation Bias
Job Rotation
Work Organization
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Bonn Econ Discussion Papers, Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE), Universität Bonn

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