WHAT WE DO ENHANCED DECISION-MAKING CONSULTING SERVICES
Better Decisions Faster
Speed, quality, and implementation of decisions are strongly correlated with organizational performance. On the flip side, big bet decisions can be catastrophic, and poor operational decisions can cost upwards of 3% of profits.
Research has shown that a disciplined decision-making process is the key to a sound strategy. We help teams make and implement more effective decisions consistently and quickly – unleashing performance and outcomes.
WHY FOCUS ON DECISION-MAKING?
Poor decision-making is a drain on resources – time, productivity, motivation, and engagement. Decisions often take too long, there are too many meetings about them, no one owns them, there's a fear of making them, there is limited follow-through, and they aren’t communicated. Sound familiar?
Without disciplined management of decision-making, strategies fail, cultures atrophy, employees disengage and consequences can cost the organization dearly. That's why we created Invisible Discipline – to address these challenges by strengthening decision-making muscles and improving outcomes.
With our 4D Decision Discipline Maturity Model, we map where you are, where you want to get to, and create a path of continuous improvement to achieve a disciplined decision-making culture.
We assess the current state of decision-making for individuals, teams, and organizations – uncovering opportunities to improve. We evaluate mindset, behaviour, accountability, process, culture, time utilization, quality, communication, as well as speed of decisions and implementation.
Our methodology provides a simple uniform process for decision-makers at all levels. We can dive deep on a single aspect of decision-making, like scenario planning, or we can cover the entire process from identifying decisions to optimizing them across the business.
Actively managing the human side of change, we align and motivate teams to evolve their mindset, behaviours, and habits around decision-making. Our approach unifies teams around our 7-step decision-making method to drive consistent, quality, quick decisions.
Let's design success together.
CASE: EMPOWERING DECISION-MAKING
A rapidly growing company struggled with effectively making decisions, which was stalling growth plans. As they expanded, they needed to de-centralize decisions to accelerate growth.
We identified that the start-up culture had an inclusive and circular decision-making approach. Everyone wanted to be a part of every decision, resulting in excessive meetings and email threads, with wasted time, and lack of accountability.
We identified the types of decisions being made, determined where accountabilities should sit, and defined a consistent decision-making process, with clarity on how to consult and inform others. This enabled corporate growth, individual empowerment, and minimized frustrations.
"Having a consistent view of how we make decisions is so critical. We now have clarity on who should be doing what. And we don't feel bad anymore when we don't 'invite' everyone to the table, instead we're grateful for our time and productivity."
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