We make decisions everyday, from the moment we open our eyes in the morning to the moment we close them at night. Most decisions are made subconsciously, like putting your pants on one leg at a time or putting water into the kettle before turning it on. But occasionally, we have to make some decisions with deliberation – what am I going to make for dinner? Who do I tip this week in the football tipping comp?
There are decisions that are made by governments and corporations everyday, some affect us directly. In a democracy, we are given the right to vote for our governments who make those important decisions on our behalf. In the corporate world, consumers and investors influence business decision-making by whether we choose to buy their products and by how much we value the shares in their company. But ultimately, we leave these decisions to the executives and those elected to power to make on our behalf, in the belief that they are making these decisions for the good of all. So, why then, do we constantly delegate decision-making to others? Do we really feel more empowered when we’re being given the opportunity to “make our voices heard”?