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Crowds and the innovitaveness of Social Decision Making

Crowd Dialog Europe gathered the European crowd knowledge yesterday in Helsinki - united in diversity and driven by a common goal: to enable the crowd for a greater good. Prof. Dr. Thomas Peisl invited me to co-present with him in a workshop on predictive crowds and showcase our Fingertip tool as platform to implement predictive crowds in innovation work. Peisl has extensively studied predictive crowding, and has interesting theories about how to set up well functioning...

First times leading to decision-making best practices

One of the things I love about start up life is constantly facing situations with the company for the very first time. Doing things without prior experience is a thrill and a challenge, but also at the same time a risk. Two weeks back we held the Fingertip Webinar #1, hopefully a first in a series of many to follow. We got to choose a webinar platform, build the content and the marketing campaign, brand...

Decision-making is the buzz

Do you know how many times the word ‘decision’ was mentioned in the Salesforce World Tour Amsterdam keynotes last week? 44 times (oh yes, we counted!). That’s amazing. The most dangerous place to make a decision is the office. The decisions need to be made in the field with the customer, said Ulrik Nehammer from Coca-Cola.  Carmina Coenen from Salesforce.com stated that we should have all our decisions at our fingertips. The mobility of todays’ decision-maker requires good...

Deciding to cross the sea

Excitement, loneliness, eagerness, sleepless nights, hunger, waiting, uncertainty, passion, decisiveness, intuition – every business leader has probably experienced these. If you’re a serial entrepreneur like myself, these might be part of what you’re hooked on and what makes you tick. Surviving in the constant swirl of change is hard, trying to thrive in it is a real challenge. It takes good timing, luck, resilience, the ability of visionary thinking – and above all, good decision-making. I’ve...

You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours!

Every workplace has the problem of unequal division of workload. We perform differently, our abilities vary, and personal situations affect our effectiveness. If one individual is accomplishing 80% of everything, what the heck are the rest doing? How do we level out the workload? We’re willing to do charity in our free time, so why not at work? A transparent workbench provides the boss with an understanding of what’s going on. Leveling out the workload...

Accountability – Driving Better Decisions

There is a reason why the 11 players on a football team are assigned particular positions on the field. Just as having too many chefs in a single kitchen isn’t beneficiary for getting a meal prepared. Roles guide us to playing our part and providing the needed input. Roles are also needed in decision-making. Everyone thinks they’re responsible and accountable, in reality no one is. Am I being consulted or just informed of what was already...