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The act of getting managers to follow a formal sequence of decision-making helps reduce the stress associated with making decisions. Leading the team to adopt a formal sequence helps prevent impulsive thinking or quick fix solutions that invariably lead to more problems arising later on.
Apart from providing a template for robust analysis, evaluation and planning, a step by step sequence stretches both the rational mind and the imagination and is an antidote to the impulsive quick fix or knee jerk reaction created when the mind is stressed.
The twelve steps also helps integrate the double-loop learning process into operational functioning. Crucially this means that an organisation is able to question the validity of its existing operational norms and the underlying strategic assumptions on an ongoing basis.
Under normal conditions we tend to see that the stressed decision maker skips through this sequence. Typically a stressed thinker starts out with step six - some sort of evaluation of the first solution that comes to mind, then step seven - selection and straight into step ten - implementation.
So part of the objective of this twelve step method is to get you to follow a natural sequence that helps you avoid any of the ten mistake drivers in decision-making.
Essentially the twelve step sequence is designed to enforce the planning maxim of:
Plan before you act
Think before you plan and
Study, research and consult before you think
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