So why do these new, more social businesses establish alternative, and seemingly subversive, democratic approaches to decision making? This is hippy stuff, right? ‘So you all sit around in a big circle every time you want to make a decision?’ Cue roll of eyes. Love it!
The simple answer is: because it makes sense. Business-sense. Society-sense. People-sense.
And in five or ten years’ time, this is going to be mainstream. (It is already becoming so, and rapidly). And, by then, the window of opportunity and advantage for the courageous and the ‘irrational’ – that’s you, I hope – will have passed. Now is the time!
Here are some of the major factors driving our organizations to make decision making ...