September 08, 2020

Governance Design Working Group: New Opportunities for Engagement

By Ed Morse

After our last Winter Working Meeting in Phoenix, a new working group emerged for the purpose of discussing technology applications in governance design and standard setting. Led by Jane Winn and Mike Jerbic, the group has been collaborating via Zoom for one hour each month to discuss books related to foundational topics, including AI, analytic and heuristic tools, risk management, and strategic assessment.

Titles have included Competing on Analytics, How to Measure Anything, Measure What Matters, Good Strategy/Bad Strategy, Prediction Machines, and the Four Disciplines of Execution. The group rotates responsibility for leading the discussion, and we supplement those discussions with other articles and documents via a “Blinky Box” platform.

Next month we discuss Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions by Gerd Gigerenzer, who is the director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. He specializes in helping people understand and process data about risk, including medical professionals throughout the world. He is also known for application of heuristic methods in environments of uncertainty, providing a counterweight to Daniel Kahneman and others who tend to see heuristics as faulty practices and to others who see data analysis as the best path in all circumstances.

Jane and Mike have done a terrific job in putting this group together and leading it forward. Future projects include applications in CLE programming, training opportunities for our members, and related publications. I have benefitted immensely from the discussions, which have provided tools to share with my students as well as to use in my own life and business decisions.

Others are welcome to join in these endeavors. If you are interested in participating or learning more about the group, please contact co-chairs Jane K. Winn or Mike Jerbic.

Ed Morse, Program Chair


Ed Morse

Program Chair