Decision making is critical to any organization, yet some struggle to make and implement sound decisions.
Many organizations today use a decision-making process that is grounded in agreement. They spend a lot of valuable time in meetings trying to find the "right" answer by debating who is "right" and who is "wrong", rather than exploring the facts and determining how it all fits together. Once a decision is reached, the people who disagree are less committed to follow through.
Expected results of implemented decisions with this approach are often less than hoped for and typically fail. Organizations experiencing this first-hand, report that underlying issues aren't resolved and are revisited in meeting after meeting. This creates meetings that are energy sapping and that people dread attending.
Great organizations realize that employee involvement is key, not only to making effective decisions, but more importantly to their successful implementation. When conversations determine the true scenario accurately, energy builds and people get excited to move forward, because they know their action will make a positive difference.
FOCUS uses experiential learning to introduce your people to an alignment based methodology. This experience encourages the team members to share information openly and learn from each another to make better over all decisions that advance the game for the organization. The concept is based on alignment, not agreement, and implementation is successfully carried out through individual commitments to a common goal of the people involved.
Our clients tell us this approach makes their meetings far more productive and people enjoy attending them. In some instances, we have helped teams resolve long-standing issues in less than an hour that the teams had been unproductively wrestling with for many months.