Standard Agenda Effective Decision Making & Problem Solving
Standard Agenda • Structured method for decision making and problem solving in groups • Initial emphasis on the problem to counteract premature solutions
Standard Agenda: 6 steps 1. Problem Identification The problem is stated as a question. Question of: Fact = truth Value = judgment Policy = course of action
Standard Agenda: Continued 2. Problem Analysis Research and gather facts Determine extent of problem 3.Solution Criteria Establish criteria for evaluating solutions Soundness of ideas?
Standard Agenda: Continued • Solution Suggestions Brainstorm possible solutions • Solution Evaluation & Selection Consider each solution based on the criteria Assign Devil’s Advocate • Implementation Follow through & Act