New Whitepaper Release – Evaluating Decision Options

StrategyDriven contributors are pleased to announce the release of our sixth whitepaper: Evaluating Decision Options.

Options and Tradeoffs…

Decision-making often involves trade-offs. Risk aversion suggests that all things being equal, decision-makers will select the option having the lowest risk. But because all things are never quite equal, decision-makers concede items they deem to be of lesser value to items they believe hold greater value with risk being one of the commodities considered.

Decisions involve a choice between two or more complex options. This complexity is a result of the multiple characteristics that define each option and will impact the probability of achieving a desired outcome. In making a selection, the decision-maker is attempting to choose the mix of characteristics that will most optimally achieve the desired result.

The StrategyDriven Evaluating Decision Options whitepaper provides decision-makers with a three step process to use when evaluating and selecting from several differing decision options. These steps are detailed with supporting principles and philosophy; helping users understand the reasoning behind each action.

The Decision-Making – Evaluating Decision Options, Strategic Planning – Analysis, Organizational Performance Measures – Alignment, Organizational Performance Measures – Types, Organizational Performance Measures – Selection, and Organizational Performance Measures – Construction whitepapers are available to Registered Members. If you have not already done so, please click here to register and join the conversation.

New Model Release – Decision Alignment Model

StrategyDriven contributors are pleased to announce the release of our eighth model: Decision Alignment Model.

Credibility of the organization’s mission and values depends largely on management decisions that exemplify them. Maintaining credibility includes strong reinforcement of mission goals and organizational values when decisions are made that affect cost, production, and/or schedule.

Consistency between leadership’s decisions and the organization’s mission and values is vital in light of today’s growing production pressures. Whereas personnel attitudes and actions reflect those of their supervisors, all executives and managers must continuously reinforce their commitment to the organization’s mission and values, particularly through their decisions. It is only when personnel perceive management’s commitment as unwavering that their day-to-day decisions and activities will align with the organization’s overarching objectives.

The StrategyDriven Decision Alignment Model is an easy-to-use tool that helps leaders assess the consistency of their decisions with the organization’s mission including identification of outcome misalignment causes.

New Model Release – Opportunity & Problem Statement Development Model

StrategyDriven contributors are pleased to announce the release of our seventh model: Opportunity & Problem Statement Development model. This model compliments StrategyDriven‘s decision-making best practices Identify the Target and Multidiscipline Teams by illustrating the often complex, multifaceted nature of organizational opportunities and challenges and how cross-functional teams are needed to ensure full understanding and appropriate response is taken to maximize benefits or minimize losses.

New Model Release – Stakeholder Commitment Evaluation Model

StrategyDriven contributors are proud to announce the release of our fifth model: Stakeholder Commitment Evaluation. This model provides decision-makers with a tool to assess and re-assess the relative importance and contribution of each decision stakeholder as circumstances evolve.

New Model Release – Decision-Making Base Model

StrategyDriven contributors are pleased to announce the release of our fourth model, the Decision-Making Base Model. This model illustrates the concepts of uncertainty and risk associated with hurdle and window decisions. (Hurdle decisions seek outcomes above a defined threshold while window decisions seek outcomes between an upper and lower threshold.) Additionally, the model provides the foundation from which later posts and models will explore how various actions impact a decision’s uncertainty and therefore its risk and the probability of achieving desirable outcomes.