Deliberation – where strategic and personal perspectives meet. We directors and executives all like to think that we are rational beings, engaged in objective decision making processes to achieve governance and management goals. All of our best practice models describe linear and logical steps we take (or aspire to) to optimise performance and meet our… Continue reading Filters and Factors in Deliberation
It may be stretching a metaphor to suggest that an organisation has a ‘mind’, but it is nonetheless a useful way to think about how collective behaviour within an entity reflects a shared worldview, and certain habits of thought. This is what we are talking about when we refer to the ‘cultural iceberg‘, where what… Continue reading Organisational mindfulness
The desirability of ethical behaviour is universally acknowledged, and this has been particularly evident as we review the findings of recent Royal Commissions in this country. Unethical decisions made by senior personnel holding ‘positions of trust’ appear to have been one of the consistent themes. Politicians, pundits and the media tend to characterise these behaviours… Continue reading Golden means or ends?