Peak Paradox is a framework to assist in the identification of bias in our methods. Previous biases result in existing "shadows, ghosts and incentives" that now influence our current ability to make choices, decisions and judgements. The purpose of the Peak Paradox model is to help you to determine what you are optimising for and the consistency of that message across an organisation. 

Why? Because we live in an increasingly complex, ambiguous, volatile and uncertain world

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That feeling does not go away as the data or something you instinctively know is telling you that we have compromised on the best outcome.  Whislt we cannot touch, see or feel what it is that frustrates us and holds us back, we know we would like something that helps us gain clarity and understanding.  The Peak Paradox framework is designed to shine a light on why some decisions taken do not create the best outcome by providing clarity on the compromises each of us brings to a team decision.  What is truly unique is that Peak Paradox helps unpack why without creating tension or conflict.

 
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Context influences perception

Perception is a strange thing.  I can view the situation from your shoes or mine; we see the same liquid in a glass quite uniquely, our imaginations will fill in details that are not there differently. When light creates a shadow in two dimensions of a three-dimensional object we have lost detail and add our own interruption.  Perspective matters.

If we can shift ourselves to understand something from a different perspective, I believe we can move from believing in the right or wrong of an opinion; to being able to think and act differently.

Peak Paradox is a framework designed to embrace many perspectives which will expose the delta and differences in our biases, opinions and values. Tension is always present as we all have unique perspectives but this tool is non-confrontational and avoids defensive reactions, such as blame, conflict and righteousness. 

 

Irrespective of how much data analysis, information and insight is available, there is usually more than one possible outcome or conclusion.  Peak Paradox frames and identifies how systems and processes can work to undermine good decisions and judgment that management and leadership teams make.

Peak Paradox explained

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