Click on the name of the approach to be taken to a fuller account.
|Name||Aim||Core Process||Characteristic Feature||Emphasis||Typical Belief|
||To relieve disquiet||Developing inspiration||Internalize and confront disquiet to activate group imagination.||What enables personal growth?||Aspirations, creative potential.|
||To maximise accountability and control||Assigning accountability||Assign the right people to the right tasks.||Who is responsible?||Efficient managerial hierarchy.|
|L'5||Systemicist||To improve organisational effectiveness||Triggering balanced development.||Recognize and balance interrelated forces and factors.||What is a useful model of the situation?||Inter-connections enable organic evolution.|
||To resolve conflicts of interests||Finding compromises||Debate who should get what and why.||What payoff will satisfy each party?||Respect for different views and viewpoints.|
|L'3||Pragmatic||To get action for some gain||Seizing opportunities||Seize on easy obvious opportunities for piece-meal improvement||What can I do easily now?||Self-interest & expedience.|
|L'2||Empiricist||To resolve problems||Using information||Analyse underlying problems to yield the best solution.||What are the relevant facts?||Facts are certain & knowledge is essential.|
|L'1||Rationalist||To achieve objectives||Setting purposes||Get agreement on priorities, goals, plans and evaluation.||What are our aims?||Significance of shared values.|
The various ways of deciding differ so sharply in their focus and nature, that their processes can be difficult to compare. In the accounts found in the Table of Contents, a schema is used to help us see what is involved. The schema lets us imagine a decision process as if it were a «rational cycle» with artificial sequential segments.
Start — based on some impulse or impetus to act.
Explore — inquiry or further examination of the issue.
Develop Possibilities — discover and consider alternative courses of action.
Resolve — the moment : based on applying value.
Reiterate — often a more detailed repeat of some (even all) earlier phases.
Implement — actions that put the resolution into practice.
Review — inquiry that occurs during action and afterwards.
Handle Failure — the usual way to overcome failure.
This is an artificial division to reveal the usual terminology of the various approaches and show up differences between them. This analysis suits some more here.better than others. It is not uncommon for this process (or something quite like it) to be proposed as an actual method in itself. However, these are all concepts and each decision mentality will understand the concepts differently. See
Now click on any one of the approaches in the Table, or look through them in turn starting here.
Originally posted: 3-Apr-2011