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Decision Making and A Culture of Trust

Last time we looked at the Advice Process as a simple (in principal) 4 step decision making technique -

  • Decide who should decide

  • Make a proposal

  • Seek advice

  • Decide.

While the process itself is very simple, getting it working in most organisations is very tricky because it completely upends a number of pretty baked in cultural conventions - use of hierarchical authority, undermining consensus to get your own way, lack of trust requiring approvals and so on. The existing culture will fight this process every inch of the way. But, if the organisation is really serious, really puts some resources into this and pushes it forward, it can act as a significant catalyst to cultural change. By changing the way decisions are made, the cultural conventions around decision making can be transformed.

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