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Hong Sun
Management Consultant, Canada
The Matrix developed by Ralph Douglas Stacey is a typical contingency approach to decision-making. Stacey's matrix is a useful addition to the Cynefin Framework for choosing the best decision-making approach, management actions and control to respond to various business situations with different degrees of complexity and agreement among stakeholders. DIMENSIONS OF THE STACEY DIAGRAM The two dimensions or axes of the Stacey Matrix are "Certainty" and "Agreement". CERTAINTY Close to Certainty: When underlying cause and effect relationships are clear, past experiences well applicable, and the outcomes predictable. Far from Certainty: When underlying cause and effect relationships are unclear, past experiences irrelevant, and the outcomes unpredictable. AGREEMENT Close to agreement: When the key stakeholders involved in an issue or decision are aligned in terms of values, interests, and objectives, etc., or are close enough to find common ground to move forward. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Alvaro Triana
Consultant, Colombia

Another Dimension

Another (3rd) dimension is missing (besides certai (...)

  David Stehlik
Professor, United States

What's the Goal in Decision-making: the Decision or the Process

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  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

The Goals of the Stacey Matrix

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