Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/38813
Authors: 
Müller, Daniel
Year of Publication: 
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

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