Decision Management Framework


To assess whether a framework will improve your decision making.


Consider a real challenge, with important consequences immediately or in the future.

Cast an eye over the Decision Framework below to help with the decision process.

This framework designed as a guide only, the core process I used to make decisions as front-line Army officer and in advising leadership decisions at executive level today.

Use your initiative to expand and tailor it to meet your needs.

Top Tip: For the big issues, I usually try sleep on it, if time permits. Let your ideas percolate overnight and watch what happens!

Estimated Time To Complete

Variable, depending on the decision at-hand



On an important decision one rarely has 100% of the information needed for a good decision no matter how much one spends or how long one waits. And, if one waits too long, he has a different problem and has to start all over. This is the terrible dilemma of the hesitant decision maker.
Robert K. Greenleaf
The Servant as Leader