A new tool for decision makers. The Boardroom Issues Filter.
The Boardroom Issues Filter is a tool designed to give all decision makers a clear process for reaching considered and appropriate courses of action. The filter has three sifting stages - Values and Ethics, Systems Thinking, and Evolution – so any decision, especially if complex, about a wicked problem or is stakeholder focussed, needs to pass through each stage before it can drop through on its way to be an action for adaptable and responsible change. This article explores and explains the importance of values and ethics, investigates broader systems thinking via the Iceberg Model and Vision Deployment Matrix, and considers how evolution is forcing change on business, using the the retail, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical industries as short examples. An appendix considers the impact of the Boardroom Issues Filter on the boardroom and its directors as leaders in change agency.