Join Mike Figliuolo for an in-depth discussion in this video Making democratic decisions, part of Decision-Making Strategies.
- The third style of decision-making that you can use is Democratic Decision Making. And this is where a decision is reached by a majority vote. Buying is desirable but it's not essential. These are the decisions we just gotta make and we gotta move on with life. So, individuals are going to interact, you may have a committee where people are going to come together, form an opinion, but ultimately we set a deadline, we vote and we move on. Imagine a situation where you're trying to choose a new color and floor plan for the office.
This is not a huge decision. It's not a make or break call for the organization. But we do need to make the call, and then execute so we can get back to work. You may assign a committee of people to ultimately choose that color. And you're going to put it to a vote. Now, not everyone is going to be happy because this is a matter of personal taste so many times. We want as many people as possible to be happy, but we wanna make the call and get it done. So as you think about situations where you're going to apply Democratic Decision Making, they should be for those smaller decisions that aren't going to have a huge impact, but you need to set a deadline for things to get decided so you can move on and execute.
- Choosing a decision-making style
- Involving stakeholders
- Managing ambiguity and outcomes
- Reducing risk
- Communicating and executing decisions
- Measuring the results of decisions