Illusion of Control Bias

Knowledge Center

12manage is looking for students / contributors...


Description of Illusion of Control Bias. Explanation.


  1. Summary
  2. Forum
  3. Best Practices
  4. Expert Tips
  5. Resources
  6. Print

Definition Illusion of Control Bias. Description.

The Illusion of Control Bias is the human tendency to believe they can control or at least influence outcomes which they clearly cannot.

People often behave as if chance events are accessible to personal control. A well known example is throwing dices: people tend to throw harder for high numbers and softer for low numbers.

It is one form of Cognitive Bias that is particularly relevant for strategists, policy makers and decision-makers

Illusion of Control Bias Forum
  Illusion of Control of Sales Managers
Sales managers, team leaders, and target setters s...

Illusion of Control Bias Special Interest Group

Special Interest Group


Best Practices - Illusion of Control Bias Premium

Expert Tips - Illusion of Control Bias Premium

How to Use Counterintuition to Fight 5 Frequent Decision Making ErrorsSign up

Mauboussin describes five mistakes in decision mak...
Usage (application): Strategic Decision Making, Dealing with Complexity, Dealing with Uncertainty, Strategy

Resources - Illusion of Control Bias Premium

News about Illusion Of Control BiasSign up


Videos about Illusion Of Control BiasSign up


Presentations about Illusion Of Control BiasSign up


Books about Illusion Of Control BiasSign up


More about Illusion Of Control BiasSign up


Compare also: Analogical Strategic Reasoning  |  Organizational Resilience  |  Black Swan Theory  |  Stretch Goals  |  Employee Attitude Survey  |  Charismatic Leadership

Special Interest Group Leader

You here


Return to Management Hub: Communication & Skills  |  Decision-making & Valuation  |  Leadership  |  Strategy

More on Management  |  Return to Management Dictionary  | 


This ends our Illusion of Control Bias summary and forum.

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2018 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V14.1 - Last updated: 19-8-2018. All names of their owners.