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Collaboration – What’s the fuss?

Let’s start by looking at what collaboration actually means, where does the word come from? So glad you asked. Collaboration comes actually from a conglomerate of a French word and a late latin word. Tracing collaboration back to its origins, we arrive at collabōrō, which means to work together. Turns out this working together was already important during ancient roman times. But at the same time it’s one of those empty phrases you might find in...

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The biggest release in our history

When I started Fingertip I asked myself, what if we could solve all the pain and frustration that go along with poor organizational decision making. What if we could create a place to commit to decisions and create accountability. What if I would actually be able to influence a decision that will affect my work. What if we could solve all the pain and frustration that goes along with poor organizational decision making. What if...

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The proverbial learning point

Have you ever worked on a project where things just went horribly wrong, what is the one thing that will happen in these situations? More than certainly one person will utter something along the lines of ‘let’s take it as a learning point’. Sounds like exactly the thing you learn to say in a long history of corporate theater. But what does it actually mean? How do you take something as a learning point, who...

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Time for academics!

Last September I started working on my thesis, which is about decision making and how especially people in groups commit to and engage with decisions. This is a topic that has always interested me because this is what everyone working witnesses everyday.  I contacted Fingertip for a chance to create my research abouLast September I started working on my thesis, which is about decision making t their decision making application. The most interesting thing for...

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Why should we even bother about documenting decisions?

Last week we took a look at why it’s difficult to document decisions. But why should we actually care? What’s done is done isn’t it? Well partially. If we would live in a world where things are decided once and then execute themselves by themselves that would be the case but in reality it’s a little different. Let’s start by looking at how decisions are documented. Traditionally we make decisions somewhere between emails and meetings and if...

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The challenge to document and track decisions

How much of your time at work do you spend waiting on decisions, how often did you not know anymore what was decided in which context by whom? Happens, right? It’s typical for our modern work day. A day in which we use a myriad of technological advances and still face the digital disconnectivity more than ever. The reason for this is that a lot of our work is about deciding and executing decisions but...

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If you treasure it measure it!

Who of our readers plays tennis? Well probably not that much anymore since tennis is a sport of the 80s. But at the same time some of us Fingertippers (*cough, our founder, *cough) are children of the 80s and like to play this wonderful racket sport in their free time. You probably wonder what decisions and tennis have in common or if you have arrived at the wrong website. But fear not, this is still Fingertip...

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Technology bullies or friends?

Last week we focused on decisions and decided to write an entire blogpost about a decision. The blogpost ended stating that technology companies should find ways to innovate technologies that bring a process and structure to organizational decision making. But then what? New technologies, however well built, face major adoption challenges in companies. The most apparent reason for adoption challenges among people and end users is that the technologies nowadays are aiming to digitalize work. And...

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What we talk about when we talk about decisions

A wise man once wrote ‘What’s in a name? that which we call a decision. By any other name would stay as sweet…’. Decisions is the backbone to modern work. In fact improving the process with which organizations make decisions bears the highest growth potential. Decision making is important, so much that the Harvard Business Review dedicated their entire Winter 2015 issue to decision making. The magazine focuses on decision making from a leader perspective...

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Empowering for holacracy

There’s a ghost going around management theories. It’s holacracy knocking on your door and telling you, you need it to make your organization ready for the 21st Century. For some holacracy is the future of organizations for others the sure downfall. Let’s start by looking at what holacracy actually means. Holacracy means that organizations do not use hierarchical organization charts but instead give their employees the power to take leadership through responsibility and accountability. Pretty...

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