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StrategyDriven Decision-Making Best Practice Article

Decision-Making Best Practice 19 – Identify the Decision Timeframe

Infinity clockEvery decision involves risk, with time underlying all mitigating factors. Some decisions occur too late, resulting in the forfeiture of a situational opportunity, competitive advantage, or adverse outcome avoidance.


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StrategyDriven Decision-Making Best Practice Article

Decision-Making Best Practice 13 – Document the Decision-Making Process

Every decision made represents a risk to the organization; some large, others small; some immediate, others latent; some positive, others adverse. Regardless of the impact, it is desirable to have each decision bring optimal benefit to the organization.


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StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 38 – An Interview with Robert Morison, co-author of Analytics at Work

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Special Edition 38 – An Interview with Robert Morison, co-author of Analytics at Work explores how to leverage analytics to make better business decisions that ultimately lead to superior business results. During our discussion, Robert Morison, co-author of Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results shares with us his insights and illustrative examples regarding:

  • the tangible benefits leaders realize as a result of incorporating analytics in their decision-making process
  • balancing the art and science of decision-making and recognizing when the process is out-of-balance
  • types of questions analytics can help answer
  • the five stages of analytical maturity
  • the five key analytics DELTA components: Data, Enterprise, Leadership, Targets, and Analysts

Additional Information

In addition to the invaluable insights Robert shares in Analytics at Work and this special edition podcast are the resources accessible from his website, www.AnalyticsAtWorkBook.com.   Robert’s book, Analytics at Work, can be purchased by clicking here.

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About the Author

Robert Morison is co-author of Analytics at Work. For the past twenty years, Robert has led breakthrough research at the intersection of business, technology, and human asset management. He has written or overseen more than 130 research and management reports on topics ranging from business reengineering to electronic business to workforce demographics. Robert is co-author of three Harvard Business Review articles and Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills And Talent. To read Robert’s complete biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Decision-Making Warning Flag Article

Decision-Making Warning Flag 1c – ad hominem: Personal, Not Issue Attacks

“An ad hominem argument, also known as argumentum ad hominem (Latin: "argument to the man", "argument against the man") consists of replying to an argument or factual claim by attacking or appealing to a characteristic or belief of the person making the argument or claim, rather than by addressing the substance of the argument or producing evidence against the claim.


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StrategyDriven Decision-Making Best Practice Article

Decision-Making Best Practice 2 – Multidiscipline Teams

StrategyDriven Decision Making Best PracticeComplex decision execution, whether seeking near- or long-term results, often stimulates action involving many of the functional business units within an organization. These decisions may mobilize procurement personnel for material acquisitions, human resources specialists for contractor in-processing, finance personnel for debt restructuring, or any of a number of other functional organizations for the performance of core business activities.


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