Decision-making

The advice process

The advice process

Time frame:

Ongoing usage
Complexity: 4/5

Background & Purpose

Any person can make any decision after seeking advice from 1) everyone who will be meaningfully affected, and 2) people with expertise in the matter. Advice received must be taken into consideration. Other than in a consensus decision-making process the point is not to create a watered-down compromise that accommodates everybody’s wishes.
More info: http://www.reinventingorganizationswiki.com/Decision_Making

Contact

Name: Elias Kindle
Organisation: Symbiose Gemeinschaft
Email: elias@symbiose.li
Website: http://www.symbiose.li

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The 5 Layers of “Why?”

The 5 Layers of “Why?”

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 1/5
More info: http://

Background & Purpose

This simple technique consists of asking five times in a row the question “Why?” when trying to get to the root of a problem or to take a decision on a complex matter.
More info: http://

Contact

Name: Anna D
Email:
Website: http://openspace-collective.com

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Loomio

Loomio

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 3/5
More info: https://www.loomio.org/

Background & Purpose

Loomio is an online tool that allows larger groups to make democratic and inclusive decisions online in an easier way.
More info: https://www.loomio.org/

Contact

Name: Anna D
Email:
Website: http://openspace-collective.com

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Creative Play

Creative Play

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 3/5
More info: http://designforgood.org.uk/?page_id=658

Background & Purpose

This is a game I came up with in 2011 when I was writing my Master’s thesis and exploring ways of creative collaboration. The game takes 45 minutes to one hour for a group size of 6-10 and depends on how many people is involved. It is a game which can be evolved and modified into other games that trigger asyndetic and lateral thinking.
More info: http://designforgood.org.uk/?page_id=658

Contact

Name: Ipek
Email: ipek.delia@gmail.com
Website: http://designforgood.org.uk/

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Wisdom Walks

Wisdom Walks

Time frame:

Punctual usage
Complexity: 1/5
More info: http://www.symbiose.li

Background & Purpose

Wisdom Walks is a simple tool that can help creativity flow and foster a meaningfull, unstructured conversation. It involves going on a walk – alone or with one or more team members. It helps to set a general topic or guiding question. There should be space for free conversation around the topic as well as for silance. However, it supports the process to announce the walk or hike as a wisdom walk and set an expectation what you wish to get out of it. Project idea development, strategy and decision-making could be tackled like this.
More infos: http://www.symbiose.li

Contact

Name: Michaela Hogenboom
Email: michaela@symbiose.li
Website: http://symbiose.li

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ABCD

ABCD

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 3/5
More info: http://www.thenaturalstep.org/our-approach/

Background & Purpose

The ABCD process is a modified business planning process that incorporates strong peer-reviewed sustainability principles.
More info: http://www.thenaturalstep.org/our-approach/

Contact

Name: Mischa Altmann
Email: mischa@resonanz-austria.org
Website: http://resonanz-austria.org

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