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Our whitepaper explores the gaps that decision makers face with every decision, and focuses on how to mitigate the barriers and biases present in every decision making process. We illustrate how decision making must be elevated to a new "level of thinking" to help individuals and organizations make high quality decisions. Our paper covers: 7 basic decision making steps, 4 decision making gaps, and 8 individual & 6 group barriers and biases.

Case Studies

We work with forward-thinking businesses to help them make better decisions, encourage candor and eliminate group think using bias-free Decision Spaces™ A selection of our clients share their insights and experiences, illustrating practical examples of how Powernoodle has benefited their organizations.

In this case study, we examine why failing fast is a critical trait for top innovative organizations. We examine a large government program failure and how Powernoodle allowed individuals to air candid perspectives about what went wrong, without fear of recrimination, leading to effective solutions being developed.

In this case study, we examine how Powernoodle enabled organizers to dramatically increase engagement and participation at their conference by having the attendees create the agendas themselves. 

In this case study, we demonstrate how a Powernoodle client engaged representatives from multiple sectors, to articulate a concise vision of how Parry Sound, as a Smart Community, could thrive and the critical success factors needed to achieve that vision

In this case study, we examine how Powernoodle enabled 20 participants from 14 organizations, that had been plagued by disunity, to make a joint decision on how to create a unified, professional and common brand for Montessori Schools. 

In this case study, we demonstrate how Powernoodle enabled an independent provincial institution to create a four-year Strategic Plan, which reflected its commitment to public transparency, by directly engaging stakeholders and building trust through widespread participation.

In this case study, we illustrate how a Powernoodle client discovered value by reaching out from the leadership to the edges of the organization to solve budget challenges and extend their principles of success to risk management.

Perspectives on Decision Making

Our PERSPECTIVES ON DECISION MAKING series features writing from thought leaders with our commentary about how Powernoodle’s science of decision making maps to their themes and conclusions.

In this brief, we feature Decoding leadership: What really matters from McKinsey Quarterly January 2010 by Claudio Feser, Fernanda Mayol, and Ramesh Srinivasan.

In this brief, we feature Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated by Boston Consulting Group’s Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman.

Many have written about Big Data; far fewer about Little Data. In this brief we feature thought leadership from Bain & Company about Big Data and explore the realm of Little Data – particularly how to not lose the opportunities to create Big Data from Little Data.

In this brief, our first on the essentially important subject of the future of work, we feature tworeports from Deloitte: Mind the Gaps, The 2015 Deloitte Millennial Survey and The future of work – A reorientation guide.

This Perspective explores how risks can be misjudged and inadequately managed as a result of group dynamics. We reflect on the Harvard Business Review article: Making Dumb Groups Smarter, as well as some of our own observations.