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Decision Making: Why Consensus Is Important (Especially When You’re Choosing Software)
Two Brains—or Three or Four or More—Make Better Decisions than One…Anyone working in today’s office or business environment has no doubt participated at least

consensus decision making  process. And, TEC encourages consensus by removing subjectivity, providing the information about enterprise software that decision makers need to properly evaluate and compare solutions. To find out more about TEC’s software evaluation and selection methodology, visit http://www.technologyevaluation.com/selection-services/ Other references: “Information Sharing and Team Performance: A Meta-analysis.” By Jessica Mesmer-Magnus and Leslie DeChurch. http://www.apa.org/journals/releases/apl942535.pdf

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Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality


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consensus decision making  management, in which a consensus is reached amongst only those upper level executives. Occasionally, decisions are made for internal political gain. As well, when a final decision is made by executives or managers, the decision is passed on to the lower levels in the hierarchy, with little or no opportunity for discussion. Employees at lower levels are simply expected to accept the decision and act accordingly. Because most North American companies are focused on the bottom line and how decisions can Read More

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consensus decision making  a feasible plan where consensus can be reached by all attending departments. The second most identified challenge was using the plan in daily operations. The natural tendency is to attend to the squeaky wheel. The change in thought process has to be towards the activity that provides the greatest impact towards reaching corporate goals. S&OP helps develop a plan and set priorities to maintain this focus. Without visibility of the financial impact of decisions made during S&OP, it is difficult to Read More

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consensus decision making  mechanism for determining a consensus forecast, probably based initially on business rules and then reviewed at the Demand Planning meeting. Sales must ultimately own the forecast, since they are the ones who are committing to selling it. 4. Create a Quantitative Framework for Balancing Supply with Demand. Truly optimizing a complex manufacturing plan requires considering more permutations and combinations than the human brain could process in 300,000 years. Manufacturing, inventory, raw material, and Read More

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