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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...

Decision Making and Accountability

Things usually start to go wrong when we don’t know what our role is, what we’re supposed to do and what others are doing. Grey areas are popular when things become difficult or unpleasant for us. They provide excuses for not participating and make it possible to escape obligations. Corporate governance is the system of rules, practices and processes by which a company is directed and controlled. It has very much to do with who gets...