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Rational Comprehensiveness (Ready-Aim-Aim...)

A method of making decisions in which the decision maker tries to evaluate every possible course of action.


Evaluation
This approach is a noble goal but unrealistic in the real world where time and money are limited. Rational comprehensiveness results in “paralysis through analysis” where the organization get stuck in: “Ready, aim, aim, aim, aim, aim… but no fire”. Sometimes people try to delay making decisions and use the argument that more information is required. Endless delays in decision making is a type of filibuster technique used by politicians to obstruct progress and has not place in a housing society

Ready, Aim, Aim, Aim...

Subjectivity and bias always play a role when people are involved in decision-making
Fig. Subjectivity and bias always play a role when people are involved in decision-making.


Alignment across different decision-making criteria (such as risk, cost and performance) is required for ISO 55000 conformity
Fig. Alignment across different decision-making criteria (such as risk, cost and performance) is required for ISO 55000 conformity.

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Some organizations struggle with "paralysis through analysis" (and never feel comfortable to finalize a plan) and others who perhaps fail to "look before you leap" (start too quickly).
Fig. Some organizations struggle with "paralysis through analysis" (and never feel comfortable to finalize a plan) and others who perhaps fail to "look before you leap" (start too quickly).

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