Webinar: A decision making approach for resilience (Principle #2)

Nov. 16, 2020

Webinar with agile42 coach Giuseppe De Simone.

Dates Nov. 16, 2020
Time 16:00 pm Central European Time
Language English
Host Giuseppe De Simone
Decision-making is an essential process in every organization and can be used as a proxy for the level of resilience and agility. There aren't any right or wrong ways to decide and there are trade-offs involved in each approach.

For example, centralized decision-making processes lead to more coherent decisions at the cost of longer information flows and synchronization delays. If decisions are distributed and frequent, the organization might instead be more autonomous and responsive at the cost of process coherence. In both cases the downsides can be partially offset, e.g. by deploying information systems or by increasing the cultural coherence.

Continuing the series on ORGANIC agility, in this webinar we will explore Principle #2 and how to use a common and transparent framework for decision-making processes that adapts to each specific context. Using the Cynefin framework as guidance, we have created a specialized approach to decision-making based on the Cynefin domains, separating out two processes, which are both critical for resilience:

- Situational analysis: this is how the people making the decision perceive the context in which the decision needs to be made.
- Decision-making: how the actual decision-making is carried out, based on the situational analysis.

Both parts of the decision-making process are critical for resilience. In order to quickly recover from failure and adapt to changing circumstances, the organization must have the ability to manage the trade-off between speed, risk, and anticipated consequences.
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