‘Decision making increases risk.’

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‘The logic of Decision Free Solutions makes it simple.’

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‘Non-experts shouldn’t have to think.’

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‘Decision Free Solutions makes the world a better place.’

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‘It is easy being an expert in identifying experts.’

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‘‘Making Expertise Matter’ is what matters to me.’

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Decision Free Solutions (DFS) is a generic, systemic approach to minimise risk in achieving an aim by avoiding decision making.

DFS not merely manages risk, it minimises risk: the risk that managers have to make decisions, that a project goal is not achieved, that the wrong vendor is selected, or that the customer fails to see the value being offered to him.

DFS Makes Expertise Matter. It helps those with an aim and those with expertise. How? By minimising risk, cost and resources, and maximising benefits and profitability.

How it works? Have a look at our explanations! And our services of ‘Best Value Procurement’, ‘Decision Free Management’ and ‘Decision Free Sales’ (and other services, incl. in proton therapy).

What is 'Decision Free Solutions' and how will it help you?

Trees with Character provides solutions in the following fields:

Best Value Procurement (NL).

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Trees with Character levert BVP-diensten voor met name complexe Europese aanbestedingen, al dan niet internationaal, waar het risico op een juridisch vervolg geminimaliseerd dient te worden. Trees with Character treedt ook op als mediator indien partijen 'vastlopen' in een Best Value aanbesteding.

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Best Value Procurement (English)

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How to procure solutions which you are in need of, but which are so complex it becomes hard to distinguish between vendors? How to bring across you are the expert-vendor with the right vision for the customer? How to identify the expert-vendor? A service for vendors and buyers.

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Decision Free Sales.

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Your solutions for the market are a result of your expertise and your vision. The customer, unfamiliar with the expertise and technology involved, will not be able to distinguish between the vendors' solutions. But you are the expert-vendor, so how to bring this across so that the customer does not have to make a decision?

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Consultancy for proton therapy initiatives.

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Is Proton Therapy a realistic proposition? Why are some centers struggling, what lessons have been learned? How to identify the best vendor for my project, what are the risks banks are interested in? The number of challenges is staggering. We offer the solutions.

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Decision Free Management

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Decision Free Management provides the ultimate competitive edge by avoiding decisions, minimising risk, maximising profits, and increasing sales. Why 'ultimate'? Because expert-organisations will be able to implement Decision Free Management with much greater success than their rivals.

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The four steps of Decision Free Solutions - DICE:

The aim is defined within its 'system', and it is ensured the aim is understood by all involved.

The aim is used to identify the expert who is the expert-to-achieve-the-aim.

The expert clarifies, using only easy-to-understand language, how the aim will be achieved ('the plan'), and how everybody will remain informed on progress made.

Once all is understood by all involved, the expert will work on achieving the aim, reporting on deviations to the plan (if there are any)

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Decision making increases risk.

Decisions are conclusions or resolutions reached after consideration. When something needs to be considered it is not transparent. When a decision is made when something isn’t transparent risk increases. With every decision it becomes less likely the aim will be achieved. How do decisions manifest themselves, what types of decision making are there? How will the approach of Decision Free Solutions avoid them?

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The logic of Decision Free Solutions makes it simple.

Decision Free Solutions knows four steps (Definition, Identification, Clarification and Execution), five principles which are to be observed at all times in order to avoid decision making (Transparency, Objectivity, No details, No requirements and No relationship), and one Decision Free Leader role. Together they work to minimise risk (not just to manage it). Risk is minimised by utilising expertise. It is all quite logical, and so the approach can be simple. Or so we like to think. But please, check for yourself.

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Non-experts shouldn’t have to think.

By definition experts don’t make decisions, because experts are always able to substantiate that what they are doing (the choices they make) contributes to achieving the aim. DFS identifies three types of decision making:

  • ‘decision making’ itself (i.e. an unsubstantiated choice)
  • ‘decision making from the past’ (e.g. protocols)
  • ‘a precursor to decision making’ (i.e. thinking)

When the non-expert starts to think it readily results in decision making or ‘management, direction and control’ of the expert, restricting the utilisation of his expertise. It is the obligation of the expert (as well as his own interest) to prevent the non-expert from starting to think.

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It is easy being an expert in identifying experts.

To be(come) an expert you have to be excell at perceiving information, and have to ability to rapidly process this information. It is hard to measure this. But excelling at perceiving information, and rapidly processing information, lies at the heart of a range of characteristics which are much easier to observe.  Experts have fewer meetings, fewer rules and no need for detailed documentation. They think in Win-Win, do not rely on contracts, and don’t use excuses. This holds not just for people, but also for organisations.

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‘Making Expertise Matter’ is what matters to me.

Making expertise matter matters to those who are in need of it to achieve a certain goal, and to those who are in possession of it and want to use it fully in helping to achieve somebody’s aim. But how to identify the expert you are in need of? How to communicate the expertise that went into a solution when the non-expert cannot be asked to grasp the complexity of it all? And then, how can you be certain the expert is actually delivering the solution with which, as he showed you, he would achieve the aim? How can you be certain, as the expert, that the non-expert will allow you to fully utilise your expertise, without interfering?

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Decision Free Solutions makes the world a better place.

What if everyone, every organisation, will have his aim achieved? What if you are allowed to do what you excel at – as long as you can explain what you are going to do, and only have to tell them that all is going well, not having to share the details of what it is you are doing right now? What if expertise really matters –  always? What would politics be like? How if healthcare worked that way? Hard to imagine, but easy to start contributing to today. Let us explain how.

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