Committee for Better Decisions

It's time to act for some rational choices

The average business decision is pretty poor. Blogs and case studies don't seem to be having much impact on this problem. Maybe it's now time for those of us who think we know what we are doing to start a wider campaign.

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Decision Guide

A Guide gets you through difficult territory. They won’t pick your destination, though they may make suggestions. “This summit has a better view.” “We can get to that destination in half the time.” You are in charge of where you want to end up.

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Educate, Agitate, Organise

Motivating change

[This first appeared as a Guest Blog for Sayers Solutions, May 2013]

I was going through the family heirlooms and found my dad’s old Trade Union badge blazoned with the motto, “Educate, Agitate, Organise”. It’s a phrase that I haven’t thought about for a long time. It’s good though, when you look at it. If you want to get something changed, this is how to do it, summed in three words.

Educate – “Did you know that…?”

Agitate – “Don’t you think we should…?

Organise – “Then let’s go do…”

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Embed New Ideas and Business Methods in Your Enterprise

From Flavour of the Month to Spécialité de la Maison

You've discovered the ultimate solution, the answer to all your business problems, the business method you've waited your entire professional life to find. How will you get your colleagues to take it up? How will you make sure that it will be going strong next year? How will you take it from 'Flavour of the Month' to 'Spécialité de la Maison'?

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Goodwill in the Business Case

In accounting terms Goodwill isn’t having nice thoughts towards other people. It’s what you pay for the intangible stuff. When you buy a business you don’t just pay the book value of the tools, stock and all the things you can see and touch. You also pay for the staff’s brains, the brand, the established customer base, the intangibles.

Individually they’re unquantifiable, priceless. Mrs Jones is indispensable and everyone loves the company logo. Together, you know exactly what they are worth because you’ve just paid it.

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Improvement Design, a way to make things better

Benefits Management in need of re-branding?

I needed a new job description because I don’t want to realise benefits anymore and I don’t want to manage change. Too many people think that Benefits are now the treats you give the staff so they will behave. Change is just making people do things differently. Frankly, I want to do something bigger than that.

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