Ways for changing collaboration and decision-making culture

There are several ways to set the stage for transformation, in any given organization.

While we have found that changing management processes alone is not a very productive way to prepare the ground, we think that raising the level of awareness of key organization members, or all of them, through methods and self-knowledge can be a productive way to initiate a transformation journey. You may want to start off developing competence, internally, to achieve a better and more effective decision-making culture. You may consider acquiring method-related know-how like the following:


Strategic Dialogue
Purpose: to find suitable solutions for current problems The strategic dialog can be used selectively. Obviously, by the repeated use of the strategic dialogue as the generative dialogue, the culture of communication will be developed towards a common thinking - as a desired side effect.


Generative Dialogue
Purpose: To develop a more effective conversation culture The application takes place over a longer period. It is not about specific substantive answers or solutions, but to develop and to anchor common action and thinking as a culture.

Consultational Decision-Making
Purpose: to increase the implementation of decisions The Consultational Decision-Making moves the communication within the decision making process and gives the coordination between the affected individuals a high priority. To successfully implement this principle, the communication is fundamentally different to professionalize. The following comparison table shows how the Consultational Decision-Making processes differs from other decision-making processes:


Diagnosing and understanding individual preferences
Purpose: Raise consciousness and acceptance for individual differences, improve interaction.
We find preference-based diagnostics based on the work of Carl Jung, particularly useful for the job of getting organizational members to reflect upon themselves, others, and differences within teams and between individuals.
Great diagnostic instruments do start this are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or Insights Discovery.