Decision Map


The decision map represents factors at play any time a decision is to be made, whether by an individual or by a group. Each of these factors influences the outcome because it is part of a [Complex Adaptive System], and acts interdependently with the others.

The factors of the decision map are simple to understand and complex to think about.

One gift of the Decision Map is that it helps you understand these factors at all scales of a system—individuals, groups, organizations, and communities. As a model it helps you represent and understand the reality of those factors in decisions at any scale. As a method it helps you consider one map against another: seeing where they align and where they don’t; understanding how differences and similarities manifest themselves in relationships or conflicts; and identifying options for influencing future decisions.