Managerial - Collaborative Decision Making


  • futureSME tools for Collaborative Decision Making


  • What is it?

    Collaborative decision making, also known as consultation, is the process of making decisions which are aligned with the company vision and strategy. It is one of the key components of the Framework for Transformation and is the foundation on which learning and adaptability are built.

  • Why is it important?

    Collaborative decision making: 

    • Facilitates innovation and alignment with strategy 
    • Nurtures initiative 
    • Enhances commitment and ownership 
    • Encourages diversity 
    • Maintains unity 
    • Fosters learning 
    • Develops those qualities that lead to consensus and collaboration rather than command and control

  • How do I use it in my business?

    The steps involved in transitioning to a collaborative decision making model are:

    Resources Step 1

    Agree on the rules for sharing opinion.
    Agree on the necessary character qualities.
    Think Together.

    Resources Step 2

    Agree on character traits to avoid.
    Agree on facilitation rules.
    Think Together.

    Resources Step 3

    Agree on your Decision Making Process, including execution and review.
    Collaborative Decision Making.

    Resources Step 4

    Establish your framework for growth: Think Together - Act Together - Reflect Together.
    Collaborative Decision Making.


  • Customer Testimonial

    “On the last day of the programme we applied the decision making process to a real problem that had arisen back at the plant that day. We had a plan of action agreed within two hours and the problem was solved by early the following week. The methodical process and our fast action ensured that we delighted one of our customers. We all agreed that if we had attempted to deal with this issue in our "own style" it would have taken weeks to solve!” 

    Fiona O'Carroll, HR Manager, Tyco Electronics


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