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A Decision Matrix is not for Decisions

It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision.
Barbara Jordan

A decision matrix consists of criteria, weightings, and scores for the purpose of making a decision.

At least that is what it appears to be on the surface.

We have all had the experience of creating a decision matrix, finding the winning decision, and then going back and changing the scoring or weightings so that a different decision comes out.

That is because a decision matrix is not for making a decision. A decision matrix is for us to look at the whole problem or domain. A decision matrix forces us to build awareness and understanding.

Once we have that understanding our brains automatically make the decision.

A map is not for making a decision on where to go, it is to understand the lay of the land so that you end up somewhere worthwhile.

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