Monday, August 19, 2013
One method of problem solving or decision-making is a process called "chunking". Chunking is grouping or categorizing related issues or information into the smallest, most meaningful unit. Think about how hard it would be to read a 300-page book without sentences, paragraphs, and chapters. Chunking is a naturally occurring process that can be actively used to break down problems and communicate more efficiently.
Even though there is the possibility of losing sight of the big picture while using chunking, chunking allows logical grouping of data for easier understanding. Non-chunked data is harder to remember and many studies support the use of chunking as a memory tool ultimately helping the decision-making process.