Decision Integrity (DIL) is a research and coaching enterprise working on holistic approaches that benefit sustainable systems, projects, communities, organisations and societies with special emphasis on transformative resilience.
It is perhaps easier to consider the meaning of decision integrity by looking at its opposites. Clearly, indecision is associated with neglect, procrastination and and not facing up to issues. Absence of integrity is associates with corruption, mismanagement and failure to apply wisdom.
Integrity is a word which combines two basic ideas. Firstly, integration: it is a view of the world which acknowledges that things are deeply interconnected and that nothing less than a holistic approach is required to avoid the errors of linear thinking. Secondly, the word implies values as in the sense of a person with integrity. Decision integrity, then, is the ability to make decisions in a wise context that views the whole and is consistent with a set of explicit values.
If this were easy it would already be done. But we can see that both well- meaning and obviously ill-meaning leaders and their cohorts continuously “fall off the wagon” of integrity. It is my belief that there is a technical problem here: we, as a human beings, do not yet know how to think with integrity. Putting aside any ethical consideration around the meaning of integrity, there is a problem that we have not developed the know-how and skills to handle a world increasingly dominated by complexity, uncertainty, and incongruence of both facts and values.
My aim through the researches and consultations of Decision Integrity Limited, is to foster interest in and facilitate ability in visual decision thinking and the multiple disciplines that underpin it.