Deliberative CorpoRation

The Deliberative Corporation is a technology-supported process for sustainable decision-making. It allows any organization or governing group to consult its population. The process builds trust and knowledge so that the implementers can find out what the people would think if they were thinking. It builds political capital and informed consent so leaders can make the right decision even when this involves significant complexity and difficult tradeoffs.

This process integrates a proven methodology for obtaining representative, informed opinions from a scientific sample with a patented technology that empowers an entire population to offer their views. We call this combination of techniques the Deliberative Corporation process.

This process can enhance decision-making for almost any group, including global multi-national companies -- geographically dispersed and multi-lingual -- as well as companies with more regionally concentrated workforces. It works even when there are deeply divided cultures, and challenges for which the group has not thought through the complexities before the process begins. Because considered judgments of populations are more likely to be sustained than top-of-the-head opinion, the process can create a deeper form of stakeholder buy-in. It allows resilient solutions to be identified, accepted and sustained over time. It can engage the collective intelligence of the workers or the clients of a corporation and provide decision makers with a data driven basis for choices that might otherwise be dominated by anecdotes and impressions.

Deliberation creates "political capital" and is the basis for making decisions that can be successfully implemented with the support of those who are affected by them. When leaders can show that what stakeholders think under good conditions, this can create legitimacy for a decision and
political cover to do the right thing. This can apply equally for leaders of companies, governments and unions.

Deliberative Corporation is a winner of the Management 2.0 Challenge—the first prize of the HBR/McKinsey M-Prize for Management Innovation.

Reframeit India brings this process to Indian corporates. To understand in detail how your organization can leverage this process visit : http://www.managementexchange.com/hack/deliberative-corporation