Everyone can make good decisions with good information

How good is your organisation at delegating authority – no not authority – decision making. A wildly sensationalist Business Intelligence salesman would pitch the “democratisation of information across the organisation” as a key selling point. While the gratuitous use of this cheesy type of salesmanship might stick in the throat, if you think about it, it actually holds water. “Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives’ decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake,” says management guru Peter Drucker. What changes do you have planned in 2010, and how are these changes being planned and effected in the organisation. Surely if you need to get buy in across the organisation you need all of those you are hoping to buy in to the change to have access to information. That’s where you need Business Intelligence. Do you share information and delegate decision making throughout your organisation?