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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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62 Hacks
7 Barriers

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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Beware of simple answers to complicated problems. The simple answers will most times have unintended negative consequences.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 4, 2015
The widely held notion that the Chain of Command is no longer prevalent in the organizational dynamic is untrue.  Although many companies claim to not adhere to a formal organ
Hack by Vidia S. Ramdeen on October 6, 2010
LEADERSHIP: A CASE FOR EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING. The subject of leadership is a very interesting and uncodified discipline.
Plans express our expectations about the future.
Hack by David Rader on December 5, 2010
Information in the companies is stuck between front line employees and middle management.
Story by Andreas Stokas on July 18, 2011
Human biases, stereotypes and social dynamics are hindering critical decision making processes in organizations.
Hack by Daniele Pigni on November 26, 2018
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
Twenty is a different kind of recruitment agency started by two experienced recruiters who wanted to build a company whose success depends on the organizational principles they valued in a workplace.
Story by Paul Marsden on December 22, 2011
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

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