What is my best approach toward launching our Organization Culture Discovery Experience: using Option Solving?

Sometimes you have to take your own medicine.  So, faced with a decision on how to launch a new client product option, your editor is now figuring how to proceed based upon known factors.

He firstly figures out an appropriate rational question, such as:  “What is my best approach toward launching our Organization Culture Discovery Experience; considering 1) limited funding, 2) gaining appropriate assists-advice, 3) creating effective market message, and 4) building strong momentum?” You will notice the use of the top four considerations, from several others, so as not to overly complicate any decision making task.

He then set-about creating two yin and yang “bookends,” which would serve as extreme possibilities. Such bookends would then help focus your editor’s intuitive, decision-making mind on his most realistic options. Bookends like these are vital for preventing people’s fertile intuitive minds from wandering and losing focus. We are unaware at how powerful but foot-loose our intuition can be unless effectively focused.   

Your editor chose bookends: “Abandon this effort” and “Give idea away to likely ‘winner’;” both of which were the least likely possibilities, but at least they would instigate his mind to come-up with the most realistic options – see our Latest Worked Example.

Now he set about developing at least five realistic options, so as to stretch his range of possibilities wherever possible. Your decision success is known to be more suspect with just two or few options. You will see where he, in fact, produced six. Feel free to review his six options in our Latest Example, one of which was: “Option-A: Build prototype 2 for more extensive exposure.”

With his completed “pictogram” now in place, he then set aside some time for emotional distancing – a form of objective thinking – before making his choice. Emotional distancing would allow his intuitive mind to sub-consciously review his range of options to benefit from many similar life experiences and choices; thereby seeking an optimal solution. What option would you have chosen?

Once his decision was made, he then set-about putting together an “Action Initiative” to follow through on his decision. With this approach he is likely to come out ahead as far as is possible.

If you have an example of your own, please share it with this blogger, through the

COMMENTS area.  Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Next posting will be in two week’s time: “What should XYZ’s focus be for the foreseeable future?” Let’s have your COMMENTS or go to peter@ileadershipsolutions.com to connect with the blogger. Also consider buying the book: “Smart Decisions: Goodbye Problems, Hello Options” through amazon.com)


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