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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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How individual contributors can move beyond the latest emergency outbreak to battle negative perceptions and ever-escalating commitments.
Story by Shelly de Greeve on September 20, 2010
I can summarize your slow growth easily. There are two types of people you and HR would never hire. You adore Steve Jobs and Einstein. Yet, let’s be honest shall we. You use Apple products.
Story by Jim Woods on October 28, 2013
What happens when a team or entire organization discovers what drives the them? To actually understand the whole potential of all people around and to focus on these strengths.
Hack by Rik Berbé on March 6, 2011
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Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 20, 2015
A successful organisation should have the base ingredients for innovation – intelligent, energetic and motivated people.  The organisation then has a choice, empower or constrain.  The type
Hack by Phil Bedford on December 18, 2012
When management fears their own decision-making prowess and being identified with former slow-moving projects or relative failures their readiness and adaptability to change are increasingly compromis
Barrier by Shelly de Greeve on September 20, 2010
We are proposing an experiment which would result in:1) New public sector governance models,2) New capability transfer to staff in public sector,3) Allocation of part of public sector budget to citize
Hack by Magdalena Pawlowicz on December 9, 2011
Organization's today are moving with ever-changing speed and changes. The success factors of organization like people, task, structure and technology are highly open and flexible in approach.
Hack by Lucus on March 9, 2011
This is my short version of title. these types of CEO are usually (unfortunately) successful enough to stay on for the short term, but everything about them defines failure.
Barrier by Abbas Hijazi on March 30, 2012

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