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De-politicize decision-making

“We have to find a way of separating critical decisions from personal ‘wins’ and ‘losses.’”

The quality of top-level decision making is often compromised by executive hubris, unstated biases, and incomplete data. Moreover, the number of variables that must be factored into key decisions keeps growing. In deciding to spend millions of dollars to enter a new market or back a new technology, senior leaders seldom seek the advice of rank-and-file employees. However, those on the ground are often best placed to evaluate the issues that will make or break a new strategy. Companies need new decision-making processes that capture a variety of views, exploit the organization’s collective wisdom, and minimize position-related biases.

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De-politicize decision-making

“We have to find a way of separating critical decisions from personal ‘wins’ and ‘losses.’”

The quality of top-level decision making is often compromised by executive hubris, unstated biases, and incomplete data. Moreover, the number of variables that must be factored into key decisions keeps growing. In deciding to spend millions of dollars to enter a new market or back a new technology, senior leaders seldom seek the advice of rank-and-file employees. However, those on the ground are often best placed to evaluate the issues that will make or break a new strategy. Companies need new decision-making processes that capture a variety of views, exploit the organization’s collective wisdom, and minimize position-related biases.

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Do you always understand the reasons behind your supervisors’ actions? How do you know that your own decisions are well understood and accepted by your peers and subordinates?
Hack by Rafa Martin on November 8, 2010
Outside the world of academics popular culture splendidly captured the corporate imperative with the clarion call of “Show me the money!”   That demand is more incessant today with an ever i
Hack by János Pál NÉMETH on December 15, 2011
Today we manage workers by headcount, jobs, roles, processes, and infrastructure.
Hack by Michael Grove on April 30, 2012
Remember, there are no simple solutions to complicated problems. I hope my perspective will help you get unstuck; and, stay unstuck.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 13, 2017
The following 3 elements of modern business organizations are strangulating employees and organization while causing employee disengagement:1. Matrix organization design2.
Barrier by Ohm on October 14, 2011
A simple solution does not exist for the complex problem that has led us to sacrifice the future for the near-term, single-minded, pursuit of growth and profits.
Hack by Jenna Hickman on May 10, 2012
Plans express our expectations about the future.
Hack by David Rader on December 5, 2010
When you go to a hospital, who cares for you? As a patient, you will see physicians, nurses, and maybe a few medical assistants or lab techs. There is a lot more going on beind the scenes, though.
Hack by Sonja Dieterich on December 21, 2011

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