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  1. analysis paralysis(Noun)

    The condition of being unable to make a decision due to the availability of too much information which must be processed in order for the decision to be made.

    Etymology: analysis + paralysis

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  1. Analysis paralysis

    Analysis paralysis or paralysis of analysis is the state of over-analyzing a situation, or citing sources, so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. A decision can be treated as over-complicated, with too many detailed options, so that a choice is never made, rather than try something and change if a major problem arises. A person might be seeking the optimal or "perfect" solution upfront, and fear making any decision which could lead to erroneous results, when on the way to a better solution. The phrase describes a situation where the opportunity cost of decision analysis exceeds the benefits that could be gained by enacting some decision, or an informal or non-deterministic situation where the sheer quantity of analysis overwhelms the decision-making process itself, thus preventing a decision. The phrase applies to any situation where analysis may be applied to help make a decision and may be a dysfunctional element of organizational behavior. This is often phrased as paralysis by analysis, in contrast to extinct by instinct.

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How to say analysis paralysis in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of analysis paralysis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of analysis paralysis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • شلل التحليلArabic
  • paralisi di analisiItalian
  • பகுப்பாய்வு முடக்கம்Tamil

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