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Who makes the best decisions?

We’re human, we’re different, we’re similar, we fit together and we don’t. A homogeneous team has long ago been dismissed as being the dream team for innovative and solution oriented outcomes. So, how about decision making, how different are we? And what should we understand about each other as decision makers and take into consideration to make the best decisions for the organization! Inactive An inactive decision maker is someone who fails to make choices. A person...

Fingertip Summer ’17 is here!

Summer is here which means sunshine, barbeques and of course, new Fingertip features! We here have been working tirelessly to provide the best user experience surrounding decision making. With the Fingertip Summer 17’ release our goal was to make the decision making experience as easy as relaxing on the beach. Developing an application that allows an organization to run everything from operation to strategy with a single login hasn’t been easy. With the help of our...

Holacracy – Utopia or a real possibility?

By now we have all read articles that a company has transformed to holacracy. One of the biggest retailers, Zappos, is changing their organization structure towards holacracy. But how possible is holacracy really? Holacracy is about breaking down organizational structures, flattening them to create self-organized teams that can make autonomous decisions. There are many challenges when it comes to holacracy. First and foremost, transforming a decade's old organization with a set structure to become holacratic isn’t...

The traditional & the new approach to decision making

52 minutes into the meeting and no decisions have been made. Finding the next possible date fitting everyone’s calendar will eat up the last 10 minutes… let’s continue this via email. And we are again in the situation that the next meeting, when it takes place 3 weeks later, uses the first half looking in the rearview mirror to ensure everyone has the same understanding of what has happened previously. What did we decide? Who...

The four principles of sociocracy

Sociocracy consists of four fundamental principles. In this blog post, we will take a look at these principles and what they mean in practice. The first principle of sociocracy is that decisions need to be made in consensus. Only if no one raises justified objections will a decision be implemented. Each member of an organization is entitled to give their vote so to speak or in other words, raise objections. However, it can’t just be anything...

Authority and power in decision making

Montesquieu saw two types of governmental power existing: the sovereign and the administrative. The administrative powers were the executive, the legislative, and the judicial. These should be separate from and dependent upon each other so that the influence of any one power would not be able to exceed that of the other two, either singly or in combination. This was at its time considered radical, Montesquieu was ahead of his time.   But how does authority and...