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Untangling your organization's decision making

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The ABCDs of categorizing decisions

  • Big-bet decisions: infrequent and high-risk - from major acquisitions to game-changing capital investments;
  • Cross-cutting decisions: frequent and high-risk - think pricing, sales, and operations planning processes or new-product launches;
  • Delegated decisions:...

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  • Appoint an executive sponsor to work with a project lead to frame important decisions for senior leaders to weigh in on;
  • Break things down (with decision meetings at each stage), and connect them up.
  • Focuses on debating the solution (instead of endlessly ...

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  • Identify decisions that involve a cross-cutting group of leaders, and work with the stakeholders of each to agree on what the main steps in the process entail.
  • Work through a set of real-life scenarios to pressure-test the system in collaboration with the people who wil...

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  • Delegate more decision.
  • Avoid overlap of decision rights.
  • Establish a clear escalation path.
  • Get people to  take ownership of the decisions.

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