Executive Decision Making
High Impact Executive Decision Making
If the decision is critical, the challenge appears essential or the conflict seems irreconcilable the systemic approach offers insight and resolution.
Executive teams are called up to make strategic decisions that impact the viability of their organization and work-life of their employees. While it’s important to assess the data and evaluate the pro’s and con’s those standard measures are seldom enough to ensure the optimal decision is made. When the component parts of a decision are mapped out systemically the underlying assumptions and constraints are revealed. As the dynamics of the component parts are explored new options may emerge that offer more viability and potential for success.
A skillfully led decision-making constellation will enable the executive team to turn their knowledge, both tacit and known, into new and compelling insights. The process moves those who have diverse and strongly held views past their opposing viewpoints into a shared understanding and common purpose. Mutual understanding is not just a cognitive process. It also includes space for an emotional and even a physical and spiritual alignment.
Since the executive team is a working group planning and coordination is required on our part to ensure the design of the session works seamlessly with the established team dynamics. This planning may include individual interviews with the team members and a feedback session with the team leader before the group session. During the session, the team gains insights into key issues from our guided process as well as develops the decision-making and problem-solving skills they can apply in future challenges.
When a lot is at risk taking a systemic look at the challenge will become part of an executive team’s due diligence.