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Decision Quality

Value Creation from Better Business Decisions

Wiley, J,
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Add value with every decision using a simple yet powerful framework
Few things are as valuable in business, and in life, as the ability to make good decisions. Can you imagine how much more rewarding your life and your business would be if every decision you made were the best it could be? Decision Quality empowers you to make the best possible choice and get more of what you truly want from every decision.
Dr. Carl Spetzler is a leader in the field of decision science and has worked with organizations across industries to improve their decision-making capabilities. He and his co-authors, all experienced consultants and educators in this field, show you how to frame a problem or opportunity, create a set of attractive alternatives, identify relevant uncertain information, clarify the values that are important in the decision, apply tools of analysis, and develop buy-in among stakeholders. Their straightforward approach is elegantly simple, yet practical and powerful. It can be applied to all types of decisions.
Our business and our personal lives are marked by a stream of decisions. Some are small. Some are large. Some are life-altering or strategic. How well we make those decisions truly matters. This book gives you a framework and thinking tools that will help you to improve the odds of getting more of what you value from every choice. You will learn:
* The six requirements for decision quality, and how to apply them
* The difference between a good decision and a good outcome
* Why a decision can only be as good as the best of the available alternatives
* Methods for making both "significant" and strategic decisions
* The mental traps that undermine decision quality and how to avoid them
* How to deal with uncertainty--a factor in every important choice
* How to judge the quality of a decision at the time you're making it
* How organizations have benefited from building quality into their decisions.
Many people are satisfied with 'good enough' when making important decisions. This book provides a method that will take you and your co-workers beyond 'good enough' to true Decision Quality.


Titel: Decision Quality
Autoren/Herausgeber: Carl Spetzler, Hannah Winter, Jennifer Meyer
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781119144670

Seitenzahl: 256
Format: 22,9 x 16,4 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 462 g
Sprache: Englisch

Dr. Carl Spetzler (Palo Alto, CA; www.sdg.com) is the co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Strategic Decisions Group (SDG), a leading strategy consulting firm renowned for its expertise in strategic decision-making. Carl Spetzler is the program director of the Stanford Strategic Decision and Risk Management Professional Certificate Program, a partnership of SDG and the Stanford Center for Professional Development. He serves on the boards of IIT and the Decision Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the decision-making skills of youth. In 2004, Carl received The Ramsey Medal, the highest honor awarded by the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS for lifetime contributions to the field. In 2006, he was elected to the SRI Hall of Fame for his leadership in the growth of decision analysis at SRI and for his key role in instigating a fundamental change in the US financial service industry. He was the first president of the Society of Decision Professionals and is an active Fellow in that Society. Carl has taught thousands of decision makers and decision professionals over the past 40 years, in classrooms, in corporations, and online.
Hannah I. Winter is a partner with Strategic Decisions Group, where she has been a strategy consultant and educator for over 20 years. She co-directs SDG's Executive Education practice, for which she develops and leads courses and education programs designed to build individual capability in decision quality and risk management. She oversees the firm's Strategic Decision and Risk Management education partnership with Stanford University's Center for Professional Development. Under her leadership, the program has grown to more than 8,000 participants and 1,000 graduates. In addition, dozens of technology, life sciences, and energy corporations have incorporated SDRM courses into their in-house training curriculum. She frequently delivers lectures and presentations to international audiences on the principles and applications of decision quality in a business setting. Prior to launching the SDRM program with Stanford, Ms. Winter helped Fortune 100 companies develop and implement better strategies at the corporate, business unit, and technology levels. She developed business and marketing strategies for organizations across a variety of sectors including automotive, consumer electronics, telecommunications, oil & gas, and utilities. Ms. Winter received a BS in 1986 and an MS in1987 in electrical engineering, and an MBA in1992, all from Stanford University. She is a Fellow in the Society of Decision Professionals.
Dr. Jennifer L. Meyer has led client engagements at Strategic Decisions Group for more than 20 years. She has supported companies in the oil and gas, transportation, manufacturing, and technology industries with strategy development, economic evaluation, and business portfolio modeling. Dr. Meyer specializes in technically complex analyses and organizationally complex alignment processes. She also leads training programs for organizations who wish to develop decision skills internally and build organizational decision quality. Her engagements with organizations have led to billions of dollars of added value through better strategic decisions. Her work with teams has created improved decision processes and better decision methodology for reaching the highest value choices. Dr. Meyer is frequently invited to present on decision quality and related topics at professional conferences and corporate decision meetings. Prior to joining SDG, she was an assistant professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Dr. Meyer received her BA in 1984 in mathematics and physics from Drake University. She received an MS in 1986 and a PhD in 1989 in operations research from Stanford University. She is a Fellow in the Society of Decision Professionals.

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