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Creating Great Choices

Creating Great Choices

by Jennifer Riel, Roger L. Martin

Integrative Thinking and Making Decisions

Traditional decision making often follows these stages to get to a single choice or answer:

  • We consider a number of choices, discussing the pros and cons of each choice or option.
  • If available, we’ll present data for each option.
  • We vote for our fav...

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The four critical steps as part of the process for Integrative Thinking:

  • Articulate the models – Understand the problem and opposing models more deeply.
  • Examine the models – Define the points of tension, assumptions, and cau...

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  • First, you define the problem you face. For example, through a problem statement you can figure out what the problem is and whether it’s worth solving.
  • The next step is to sketch two opposing ideas, explaining at a high level what each model would look like in practice.
  • ...

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Here you actively encourage the tension that comes from looking at the two opposing models together, through a series of exploratory questions:

  • Ask yourself how the models are similar and different.
  • Consider what you most value from the models as they’re art...

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The next step is to try and integrate them into a “new, superior answer”.

There are three guiding questions that you can use to come up with a new, integrated solution:

  • How might we create a new model using one building block from each opposing model, while throwing ...

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The final step in the integrative process is to test your prototype solutions in order to discard or improve them. This can be done by sharing your ideas with (target) customers.

At its core, Integrative Thinking sets out to resolve the tension of opposing models by creating new models tha...

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