THE 3E FRAMEWORK

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ZYX's 3E framework for decision making is based on the following three steps, which are iterative in nature.  It is straightforward, but not rigid.  How the framework should be used in practice is addressed in ZYX's training.

The 3E framework enables a very wide range of topics, research and insights from the academic world, lessons from the corporate world and our own personal experiences to be brought together in a coherent manner to improve decision making. 

Key aims include seeing the situation correctly, with greater clarity, avoiding being misled and making the best use of all the people and resources available in the making of the actual decision.

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Explore the Challenge

First, time is spent to explore the challenge or situation, to understand it, to identify what needs to be addressed and how to proceed.

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Expose the Reality

Second, an assumption is made that the challenge or situation is not fully understood and is not the same as anything encountered in the past. Efforts are made to go beneath surface appearances, to gain insight and to expose the reality. The common causes of poor decisions are overcome.

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Exploit the Potential

Third, decisions are made, decisions that exploit the potential of the situation. In so doing, the process of decision making is vitally important, yet often ignored. It should uncover issues, risks and opportunities, leading to further discovery, greater insight and more informed decision making.

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Applied intelligently, the aim is effective and efficient decision making.

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Ethical considerations facilitate decision making and safeguard the long term.

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