Decision making and pace of delivery.

What are good decisions based on?

Connecting good decision making with pace of delivery is a balancing act.  Too much time spent on reflection, in order to make the ‘right’ decision, slows down pace of delivery.  Hasty decisions, based on insufficient situational awareness, result in mistakes that need correcting, again slowing down delivery.

These two pillars are not mutually exclusive; they can be connected in a hugely powerful way, through well-proven concepts from both the military and commercial worlds.  At Quirk, we have blended our knowledge in this area with that of our clients, over a number of years, to develop high-impact methods that deliver success.

Every hour of indecision will cost you an hour of productivity. ‘Analysis paralysis’ derails momentum and morale. 

Your organisation is only as good as the decisions you make.

The Disciplines we use to help you with your decision making.

Situational Awareness

Situational awareness takes a holistic view of your business in order to understand the internal and external forces at play now and in the future. The internal forces include day-to-day management of your team and business, while the external considerations include the viability of a new product launch or process.

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Coping With Fatigue

We have found that many leaders are suffering from extreme fatigue. A lack of trust and cohesion within the team means that some people are carrying more than their fair share of the workload and stress. Effective delegation is vital so that you have the right people with the right skills are in the right position.

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Managing Stress

Stress is effective if it is managed in the right way. It is important that leaders identify the symptoms of stress and recognise the effects of positive stress and impact of negative stress on themselves and the team.

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Testing Ideas To Improve Foresight

We can support a new product launch or change process using scenario-based stress testing from beginning to end. This creates a safe space where your team can be challenged into new ways of thinking and responding to unforeseen events.

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As a leader, it is important that you develop consistency in the behaviours and principles that you promote throughout the organisation regardless of position. Successful leadership maintains a balance of effective delegation while at the same time encouraging the collective innovation of the team. Utilising a collaborative approach rather than just top-down hierarchical delegation.

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We work with organisations to align their teams and thereby increase performance. An aligned team supports each other, solves conflicts, exchanges information and co-ordinates their activities. We work with teams to encourage them to define the problems they face, find the solutions together and establish what success looks like.  

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Pressure Testing

Pressure testing is a 360-degree check of a business that reveals blind spots within the organisation and assumptions that may be held by members of the team. It is a stress test to evaluate plans before committing resources into action to identify risks and opportunities. Learn More


Creating a culture of open communication where each member of the team knows exactly what is expected of them, while also allowing for a feedback loop when issues and conflicts arise.

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Our Clients

Make Better Decisions!

Contact us to speak to an associate to see how we can help your organisation make better decisions.