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better habits. better process. better decisions.
with decision + 
behavioral science

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Hi, I'm Melina. 

I'm a decision + behavioral scientist.

I help people and organizations get better at decisions.

From achieving better habits to solving tough puzzles. 

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I'm a decision + behavioral scientist.

By investigating how people make decisions (consciously and not) and react to processes and incentives in their environment (self-imposed or otherwise), I can apply the knowledge and scientific method to design better contexts, processes and choice architectures that lead to better decisions and positive change. More here.

 

I work with private companies and the public sector to help solve puzzles, from low product uptake to inefficient work habits, and craft strategies that work with – not against – the grain of human nature. Currently, my biggest project is with the Cyprus Institute, providing advice on behavioral challenges and decision-making to various Ministries and departments within the Cyprus government. I hope to publish some of our work soon. Stay tuned.

 

As a certified corporate trainer, I apply this decision-making knowledge to design and deliver organizational workshops that help teams boost decision-making processes hands-on, embrace more productive habits and reach their fuller potential. Currently collaborating closely with Deloitte Academy and Stirixis Business Consulting. More information here. Or reach out directly.

I'm also a visiting lecturer and guest speaker in executive education venues such as the George Washington University and Neapolis University Pafos where I teach the fully-accredited MSc level course that I designed on Decision-making & Technology.

For more information, reach out directly.

In service to global collaboration and improvement of knowledge on decision-making, and as co-leader of the European chapter of the Global Association for Applied Behavioral Scientists (GAABS), I lead the initiative for behavioral decision-making best practices among our members. If you're interested to hear more, reach out.

 

To share this work and knowledge, I'm a regular columnist at Forbes, Insider and The Decision Lab. You can also visit my blog. Or listen to my podcast appearances (in Greek) on Φυλλισοφίες and Πανεπιστημιακοί Θησαυροί. 

 

I hold a PhD in Managerial Decision Science from IESE Business School, MBA in Strategy from NYU Stern and BSc Mathematics & Economics from LSE, along with various certificates.

from the founder

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[An open letter to achievement seekers]

It may seem obvious that making good decisions is important.

But it's surprising how few people know and can actually explain

what a good decision process involves. 

Or even what a good decision is.

And, alas, some people are still misconceived about how people [you and me] really think and

what this means for willpower, intuition, following rules, group decisions, learning and so on...

Fortunately, we've researched our way out of a lot of these misconceptions.

But the decision-making literature remains scattered,

spread across an array of fields- 

decision science, behavioral science, economics, psychology, 

management science, organizational behavior, neuroscience and more.

What I offer you is a synthesis, translation, and practical application of the greatest ideas around decision-making. 

What you're probably doing wrong (because no one taught us better) and how to fix it.

What you know you're doing wrong (because you don't know of a better way) and how to get it right.

You've heard it all before - technology is advancing into our lives at a fast pace.

Have you thought about how technological progress affects decision-making, in both productive and unhelpful ways?

How, in this hyper-connected era, our individual decisions and habits have a

remarkable potential to affect others, both positively and negatively?

Technology, like data, is a tool and like all tools it's important to use them right.

 

It's no accident that decision-making skills are fervently ranked among the strongest assets for success.

Understanding how we tend to make decisions and how we can make better ones is a superpower.

A fundamental human skill.

A mega-skill.

A comparative advantage.

why meta-decisions

meta-decisions mission

Helping people and organizations make better decisions.

No one taught us how to make good decisions. But it's not too late. Our mission is to equip today's professionals and future leaders with the mindset and toolkits for improved decision-making and better work habits. Drawing from the fields of managerial decision science and behavioral economics, we seek to help empower effective, ethical and pragmatic decision-making.

meta-decisions vision

Better habits. Better process. Better decisions.

A culture of good decisions, smart work habits, high productivity, inclusive processes, influential and ethical behaviors. Where organizations acknowledge and invest on building sustainable competitive advantage via their biggest asset = their people.  

meta-decisions actions

Consulting | Corporate workshops | Guest speaking | Teaching | Research & writing 

on ...

Decision-making traps + Science-based practical tools + Choice architecture solutions

how can meta-decisions help you?

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Training that stays

The impact of training tends to last... as long as the session lasts.

But we do it differently: we arm our workshops with behavioral insights and practical, science-based tools that participants get to practice. Because we want to make sure your investment pays off.

 

When you're ready to level up your team's decision-making, problem solving, productivity and performance, contact us for more information

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Methodology that solves

Every improvement necessitates a change in behavior. From digital transformations to better offer uptake.

The behavioral science methodology is a scientific process that identifies not only the physical obstacles but also the cognitive and psychological obstacles from your starting point to your goal. When applied, it helps solve your challenges with low cost and no hassle. 

Whenever you're ready to explore ways behavioral science can help you do better, reach out to figure it out together.

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Newsletter readers love 

"Amazing to say the least!"

"Selective, thought-provoking,

modern, easy to read!"

"Learned a lot!"

This is what some readers are saying about the weekly newsletter on decision-y tips. 

It's a by-product of my research, executive teaching and project work. It curates learnings, observations and ideas into easily digestible chunks.

 

Free, weekly, with practical tips & tools.

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