Organizations increasingly need to make critical decisions in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) conditions. This requires them to harness the ideas and knowledge of their people across the ranks, learn from every experience, and adjust their strategies continuously. But this discipline of making high-impact decisions can be hard to execute. Employees and teams often have multiple agendas and can be prone to rushing to judgment and hesitant to express contrarian views.
The result? Risks are not identified, failures not analyzed, creative alternatives not considered, and decisions made based on who has the strongest voice. This can lead to poor organizational consequences: a bad investment, an inflexible strategy, or a failed product.
This learning journey on High Impact Decision-Making in a VUCA World will introduce you to the skills you need to maximize the quality of decisions made by your team and organization. You will analyze why teams get in trouble and will be introduced to specific behaviors, mindsets and tools that you can use to drive high-impact outcomes from both critical and everyday decisions. You will walk away with a practical toolkit you can apply right away to drive significant improvements in decision-making.
What Participants Will Learn
- Moving yourself and others from advocacy to collaboration
- Creating an environment in which others feel they can engage and contribute their best, bringing all their individual experience (at times even contrarian views) safely to the table
- Learning how to analyze failure and maximize learning from experience
- Forging common purpose, alignment and shared vision, so that team members can move beyond their individual agendas
- Shifting from a Knowing mindset to a Learning mindset, moving people from being an always-on Subject Matter Expert (SME) to becoming a Subject Matter Investigator
- Producing accurate, fact-based learning