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Decisions make the world go round

In the previous two posts, we looked closer at two major paradigms that are shaping organization theory and well practice at the moment: sociocracy and holacracy. These paradigms both have one thing in common, instead of seeing organizations organized by functions they see organizations as fluid circles that are forming around a specific thing. This particular thing is decisions. Instead of organizing according to functions it’s all about decision centricity. This is because all we do at...

Perception of organizational decision quality varies on different levels

Organizations are increasingly concerned with ways of making better decisions, because an organization’s ability to make high quality decisions is of utmost importance for its success. Consequently, a knowledge worker’s primary deliverable is a good decision, which emphasizes their essential role in producing high quality decisions at all levels of organizations. What contributes to high level of decision quality perceived by knowledge workers? There is limited research available on the topic and a need for a...

How to implement lean ways of working with agile methodologies

In the previous post, we talked a lot about new ways of working and paradigms such as holacracy and sociocracy. The posts had all one thing in common, they all looked to enable organizations to respond to challenges in an agile manner. It’s time to take a closer look at agile and what it means. Unfortunately, often agile is a misused term making it sound fancy to have to change work priorities on any given day,...

Are you neglecting the low hanging fruit of mobile decision making?

You can't ignore the mobile; it is becoming a serious tool for more than basic communication. Your business doesn't just run on a desktop, in an office, on weekdays, from 9-5. Your business is a 24/7 operation, and it needs to be treated as such. Mobile applications allow you to operate with this mentality.   We've learned to communicate, be available, stay on track, log in details, follow progress, look at reports, access, and document information. Accessibility...

Creating a strong social decision making culture

What is done, how is it done and who is involved in doing it? Organizational culture is a system of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs, which governs how people behave in organizations. It has very much to do with how people communicate and the actions they take and most importantly how decisions are made. We claim that social decision making is the easiest way to improve productivity in knowledge work. We also say that the best...

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...