The decision-making process Rebel-style is quicker, and based on rational choices. It helps.
Important social challenges, like the accessibility and continued vitality of cities, are as pressing as ever but making (expensive) decisions on how to tackle them is not easy. The decision-making process is complicated further by the fact that it involves a number of decision-making parties representing varying interests. Another factor is the early participation of citizens, companies and special interest groups. How much of a say do citizens have? Who has the ultimate right to decide and how is this made clear to all parties? And what information are these decisions based on? At which stage of the process are private investors brought in?
Rebel makes decision-making transparent and concrete
Rebel can help answer these questions. Our involvement in a number of diverse investment programmes has taught us that there are three important principles that need to be adhered to: a clear brief, concrete agreements and a transparent process organisation. From the start, roles, frameworks and planning should be clearly defined. We manage the decision-making process using funnel tools – main decisions are translated into concrete agreements through a filtering process of options that are rejected or accepted on the basis of objective information. The process organisation needs to be kept transparent: we are clear on responsibility and timing. We are completely objective and don’t tell our clients what they want to hear.
Quality decisions are key
We aim for objective decisions and sound financial deals. Efficiency is important but quality even more so: is this what we set out to do? Are enough parties and administrators agreed on the course of action and ready to do their part? Are the decisions future proof? Our approach focuses on team effort, not the individual interests of the parties. We are also in a position to speak to parties about taking duties and responsibilities seriously. Finally, we bring ambition in line with reality. This ensures the right decisions are made on time. A good decision-making process makes things happen and at Rebel, we’re all for that.