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Cognitive Management Domain

The TALBOK™ Online Training course is organized into seven chapters, one for each of the TALBOK™ domains. Each of these domains are in turn divided into seven sections, one for each of the seven skills that make up each domain. You are currently in the Cognitive Management chapter of the course.

The Cognitive Management domain presents principles and practices that help experts in knowledge-intensive professions tackle the cognitive demands of their work more effectively. It addresses the skills necessary for effective decision-making and provides a portfolio of proven tools that augment the effectiveness of these skills.

When considering how a particular individual, team, or organization may manage cognition to deliver effective decision-making, the following seven skills should be addressed:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Motivation
  • Metacognition
  • Problem-solving
  • Reasoning


After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of what scientific research reveals about Cognitive Management in knowledge-intensive work.
  • Identify the skills that support Cognitive Management.
  • Select appropriate tools for targeting specific Cognitive Management issues.

Thought-Provoking Questions

  • What practices can be used to support collaboration, communication, creativity, metacognition, motivation, problem-solving, and reasoning in knowledge-intensive work?
  • How can these Cognitive Management skills support better decision-making?

What's Next?

The chapter begins with a Pre-Assessment — a short questionnaire to assess your current level of proficiency with the content. Once you complete the Pre-Assessment, you will explore the seven skills that make up the Cognitive Management TALBOK™ Domain, as well as the tools that can help you and your team develop and implement these skills in your day-to-day work. After you've studied the content, you will then take a Post-Assessment questionnaire to determine if and how much your understanding has improved.

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