November 17th, 2021
139: Breaking (project) management and decision routines with Karen Schmidt
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The building blocks of facilitation can be considered as quite practical, tangible things: workshops, agendas, exercises, timing, and tools. Underpinning these facilitation essentials, though, are intricate psychological and behavioural phenomena.
This week’s episode is the perfect testament to that truth.
Karen Schmidt – the founder of the international innovation community, ‘Over the Fence’ – joins me in this episode to discuss decision-making.
In many organisations, decision-making can be more of a routine than a process. Stakeholders might be left out, partners might be disenfranchised, and the best decision might not be made. Easing the friction in and reliance on management routines to improve decision-making is Karen’s fascination.
There can’t be many workshops work listeners who don’t feel the same way!
Find out about
- Exploring the integral role of alignment in any decision-making process
- How to democratise our language and create alignment and unity
- Why established routines can harm decision-making
- How to identify and understand what decision-making ‘role’ we are occupying
- Why it’s healthy to flex decision-making between detail-orientation and bigger picture ideas
- Why decision-making, leadership, and ownership all tie in to the idea of taking and making space