Changing Mental Models
Understanding how they change and why they don't.
In my last few blog posts, I've been exploring how building shared mental models is key to integrating data teams into biotech organizations, particularly "tech biotechs" that have a significant AI/ML component. I'm working towards a series of posts about specific things you can do to help build these SMMs, but before we get there I want to discuss how individuals change their mental models, and what can get in the way of this happening.
In my new post, I cover two frameworks: First, a model from the study of adult cognitive development that describes the different relationships people can have with their mental models. Then a list of conditions that, in my experience, individuals in a biotech setting need before they'll shift their mental models.
You can read it here: Changing Mental Models