Be wary of “fonts of all knowledge”

It is heartening to know people who are experts. More so when you know several who are experts in the same field – but with different ways of looking at things. It’s not that they’re right. It’s that they make you think.

Similarly, the role of having a strong range of criteria to consider when making a decision is fundamental.

It’s often a challenge to get business to look beyond cost and the minimum necessary “legally required” considerations, to embrace questions of best practice.

Below is a set of criteria I use in the free decision making app “Disaster Management”. A nice feature of the app is you can edit the criteria – but I offer them – and the app – for your consideration.

Enjoy.

Author: John Salter Consulting Services

John Salter - owner of John Salter Consulting Services - specialising in the facilitation of risk-based capability reviews; needs-based training; business continuity planning; crisis management exercises; and organisational debriefing. Recognised for “preventing disasters, or where that is not possible, reducing the potential for harm” Ref: Barrister H Selby, Inquest Handbook, 1998. Distracted by golf, camping, fishing, reading, red wine, movies and theatre.

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