THE ROLE OF INTUITIVE DECISION MAKING, AMONGST WORKFORCE EXECUTIVES, ACROSS GENERATIONS

Abstract
The following research paper aims to study the role of intuition, and the impact it has on the workforce, specifically pertaining to decision making, and studying the generational differences within this context. The study is conducted amongst executives who have worked and managed a team, within their career experience. The population was taken in Chennai, and Pune, where a total sampling of 31 individuals responded to the questionnaire, sent out by the researcher. The study adapted the questionnaire from a pre-existing scale, namely, the ‘Rational Experiential Inventory’ or the ‘REI’. In particular, a developed version of the ‘REI’, namely the ‘REI-40’, was used to formulate a new questionnaire. The questionnaire was sent out on google forms, arranged in a Likert scale format of options ranging from ‘strongly agree’ to ‘strongly disagree’, along with a separate section for the consent form. The two proposed hypotheses statements consist of; 1) The role of intuition has a positive effect on decision making, 2) The role of intuition is preferred amongst the older generations, as compared to the younger generation. The responses were then analysed through descriptive statistics, where they were specifically tested through the z test, to see whether the null hypothesis could be rejected, to indicate the validity of the proposed hypotheses. It was concluded that the second hypothesis should be rejected due to the statistical insignificance, and the first hypothesis could be affirmed, from the Likert scale analysis.

Authors
J Keerthana Velmurugan Aggappa
Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India

Keywords
Intuition, Workforce, Generational Difference, Decision Making, Likert Scale
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Management Studies
( Volume: 5 , Issue: 2 )
Date of Publication :
May 2019

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