When you make a life changing decision, as a single person, you gather as much information as you can before you go-on any further. You want to get a deep inside to mentally view, the new situation scenario after the decision is made – right? Simply, you want to know what´s waiting on the other side!
Sometimes it´s hard to almost get any information at all and we can only interview concerned people who had been through it or we make a guess for trying to see the future. That´s what people do when PREPARING for a decision scenario. They start a process to get from the problem to their goal!
For moving over to the other side they use as much information about options or alternatives as possible, which will lead them through that journey. It´s called “acting responsible”, taking the consequences for reaching a special goal.
It´s different when more than 1 person is involved into a decision process which aims at change or which shall solve problems! Then they need to get together and discuss the information. They need to research well, trust each other and explain the details of single options before going for the final decision. The alternatives shall be transparent to all who attend the process. They´re all in the boat. They all want a positive outcome! But, in which year exactly…. (?)
Now what happened in Europe this past week? What is this BREXIT action about?
It´s called a decision result but it was originally wrapped as a “vote”.
It wasn´t officially declared as a brief decision process. Was there enough information available? Did the folk ask for all the information? Was there a decision process? Remember, we live in the 21st Century. It´s called the “information century”.
Here´s my take-away:
Voting is about 2 options strict: one is the YES option and the other is the NO option.
Voting relies to the PRO and contra list.
This kind of decision making has a proud historical pedigree, as the Heath Bros. figured out in one of their books. This list was originally launched in 1772 by Benjamin Franklin when a colleague asked him for advice. That colleague received an unusual job opportunity in 1772 and didn´t know how to decide!
BREXIT was not about a better opportunity which suddenly showed-up ….
BREXIT was made-up as a potential “better outcome” option and therefore the motor needed a quick decision! It looks like it was an “uninformed decision making” –
Fact is, when using the whole country to receive the goal to exit, the activators get a run started. BREXIT was no event thou´, it was a voting and there´s no difference between an individual decision and a decision made by the folk: they demonstrate that they´re willing to carry the responsibility!
Normally, during a mass event, the mass itself doesn´t carry any responsibility for mass actions. After an event ends, people part and none is responsible himself for whatever happened there as a group. The mass at an event is an informal group. If the huge group falls apart into single individuals, none “did it”.
When a mass votes for a goal, officially, they will carry sudden responsibility for their action as being a formal group. Voters are a formal group. The outcome of the voting is their result, the folks result. That´s the difference between the action of an informal group and a formal group. One group doesn´t carry any responsibility and the other group does carry full responsibility. No way back –
People should know and understand this difference –
People who make decisions may take care of the whole decision process.
People may ask for as much information about the desirable outcome as possible.
People may think about involved risks, about ALL consequences with which they´ll be confronted afterwards, just TO REACH the goal. They may also think about the trade offs when turning to the other side (of the EU) and the linked decisions they´ll face in the unknown future-land …. and so on……
The good thing about the actual BREXIT decision is that NOW they´ll deeply take care of the linked decisions when it comes to building the new future. Scotland already thinks about it. Ireland also thinks about it. Now the BREXIT decision got a run started, it includes sudden regret but it may become a run for new options, a run for new potential doors and for the keys to open them…..
Great Britain, I wish you GOOD LUCK –
BREXIT, you may take good decisions now!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –