The way we organise ourselves is not sustainable. We are collectively consuming too many resources. On a global, national, organisational and often also personal level.
The way we work is not efficient and rarely make us happy. Hierarchical structures routinely bypass expertise and puts decisions at the feet of people who shouldn’t be making them. This happens in politics, in organisations, in teams, in families, in our own lives.
We will not simply start changing the way we work and live. We may want to, but we don’t. Still, we want to avoid frustrations, and we must use fewer resources.
The problem is that to make a meaningful change in the way we work and live — allowing us to achieve the same goals with much fewer resources — we first need resources over and beyond the ones we are already using. Resources which we don’t have or can’t afford. This makes change almost impossible.
The key to change — at any level, up to the point of saving the world — is to free up resources. By finding a way to use but not waste resources. These freed up resources will allow us to make a difference, today.
Resources are freed if we, in politics, in organisations, in the way we organise our everyday lives, start making use of available expertise. Systematically. All of the time.
If you tell an expert what it is you want to have achieved, an expert knows what to do. An expert, too, will be able to explain to you how he/she will achieve it.
Wherever experts are at work — be it an individual or an organisation — the choices made will be substantiated to contribute to a well-understood aim. Unsubstantiated choices — a.k.a. decisions — can largely be avoided.
Decisions are unsubstantiated choices. Decisions increase risk. Experts achieve results against minimal risk — and hence against the minimal use of resources — because they can avoid decision making.
Decision Free Solutions is an approach to make expertise matter. It works to overcome two challenges: the communication between experts and non-experts, and the pitfalls of hierarchical decision making.
Decision Free Solutions is an approach to free up resources. It maximises benefits. It unlocks creativity. It increases joy at the workplace. And it will allow you to start saving the world, today.