Decision Making Expertise
Quality decision making is the ultimate purpose of a executive or manager. The most effective executives employ a structured process that makes their thinking visible. Thinking Dimensions Global Brings Unmatched Expertise and Experience to Decision Making
Where our World Class Expertise Originated: In the mid-1950s, Chuck Kepner and Ben Tregoe were conducting research for the Rand Corporation Corporation in California. They identified that a person’s success in decision making was not based on their experience, tenure or level in a company.
Rather effective decision making - those who were able to more quickly spot problems, evaluate choices, and think ahead to risk – was based on one’s ability to gather, organize and analyze data using a systematic process or set of steps. In addition, the best decision makers who employed a “common process” to resolve issues were better able to articulate their thinking to others – making them more effective as executives or leaders in resolving issues
How We have Translated our Decision Making Expertise to Today’s Pressing Client Issues
Since that start in the mid-1950s, Chuck Kepner continues to develop and learn from his experiences. In the late 80’s he partnered with Mat-thys Fourie to build on this original thinking and incorporate new intuitive and creative components to the dimensions of decision making. At the heart of their work was the understanding that the most critical role of an executive or manager is their ability to process and articulate their decisions.
Decision making – whether looking at issues that involved past, present or future concerns – is made up of the same divergent / convergent thinking pattern. Because of this finding – the foundation of resolving any issue is distilled down to the quality of the decision making processes. Companies must invest and develop the most basic building block of performance – decision making. Today we at Thinking Dimensions Global (TDG) continue to leverage our deep and time-tested roots in decision making to assist clients in resolving pressing issues through our Strategic Transformation and ITRCA Global Practices
2 Frameworks to Test Your Executive and Employee Decision Making Prowness
- Enabling Executives to Isolate and Share Common Issues: A Framework to Set Intent and Context
Setting the Strategic and Operational Context Enables Faster Decision Making: Better strategic and operational performance comes down to the effectiveness of an organization’s people to make and implement their decisions using the same critera. Employing a common framework – to leverage relevant content, the appropriate range of analytics, the right people and expertise - turns the seemingly complex issues we help clients address into ones that are simplified, actionable and instil ownership to implement.
- Decision Making is the Common Foundation for Performance - Many Executives Don’t Realize All the Key Thinking Processes are a Version of Decision Making – and Forfeit Productivity and Effectiveness By Not Having a Common Question Driven Process: Linking our lineage to the context and intent of decision making enables us to provide a single starting point to ask questions, transfer skills, and effectively resolve client issues. Knowing the right questions to ask is the foundation of our process consulting work and the enable of results for clients.