KBDM – Knowledge Based Decision Making – Using the knowledge based decision making model to reach an informed group conscience. Why do we think it is a good model for Al-Anon?
- Allows thorough examination of mega issues It takes the personality out of the decision
- It is a process for ongoing strategic thinking
- Allows us to develop a reputation for value and being nimble
- It allows us to build a culture on trust and open communication
Five Elements of KBDM
- Open communication between leadership and membership
- Dialogue before deliberation
- All those involved in the decision will have full access to all information
- We have confidence in the competency of our partners. “Presume Goodwill”
- We exist in a culture of trust
The KBDM Questions
- What do we know about our membership’s needs, wants and preferences that are relevant to this discussion?
- What do we know about our “capacity” (resources) and strategic position of our fellowship that is relevant to this discussion?
- What do we know about the current realities and evolving dynamics of our fellowship’s environment that is relevant to this discussion?
- What are the ethical implications of our choices? (Pros and Cons)
- What do we wish we knew but don’t?
What is your part in the process?
- Participate in the dialogue
- Practice the principles
- Let it begin with me
- Allow as much time as it takes