Parmenides EIDOS is an innovative software-based approach for
complex decision-making, strategic reasoning and problem solving.
Leading strategy firms show the pitfalls of short-termism. Top researchers confirm the benefits of scenario-based foresight. EIDOS clients understand non-linearity, and apply the tool-suite for strategic success.
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Untangling your organization’s decision making
Remark: we like the findings in this article AND we provide an approved solution: EIDOS
by Aaron De Smet, Gerald Lackey, and Leigh M. Weiss
▬ Article in McKinsey Quarterly, June 2017
Distortions and deceptions in strategic decisions
By Dan P. Lovallo and Olivier Sibony
It's well known but humans struggle to change the way they work. But it's easy and worthwhile.
▬ Article in McKinsey Quarterly, 2006
'Always-On Strategy'' by BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
Find "the best" strategy - one that supports overall goals and is robust in different futures.
Soon published in a Special Issue on:Improving Scenario MethodologyElsevier Journal for Technological Forecast and Social Change
Scenario-based strategizing: Advancing the applicability in strategists' teams
Thomas Lehr, Ullrich Lorenz, Markus Willert, René Rohrbeck
Already available here: Open access July 2017
EIDOS - The leading solution for scenario and strategy development is empowered by the EIDOS HUB.
By employing EIDOSHUB, participants in your workshop can use their smart devices to engage with the system directly to evaluate options or goals and rate consistencies. EIDOSHUB’s processing system greatly increases the efficiency and speed of evaluation, and strengthens participants’ buy-in and ownership of results.
Participants’ use of their own smart devices enhances the experience, especially for younger managers where gamification is a proven means of fostering effective participation. EIDOS software on the EIDOSHUB platform is an impressive fast and innovative means to facilitate participatory processes. Example: to fill a consistency matrix and to detect dissent and consent is now at least two times faster than before. There is no better alternative!
Instead of protracted discussion of each rating and evaluation, EIDOSHUB allows facilitators to identify areas of disagreement and use the time available to focus discussion on these elements, thereby speeding up the strategic process without any loss in quality.
Learn more about SMART WORKSHOPS empowered by the EIDOSHUB.
One core feature of EIDOS: helping to be prepared for the future.
Studies in futurology invariably emphasize the interconnectedness and complexity of the modern world, as well as the ever increasing pace of change. Companies and organizations looking to manage future risks, exploit opportunities and/or develop policy programs and it essential to invest in analyses that will improve their decision-making under conditions of extreme uncertainty.
Effective strategy development for turbulent times is an art in itself and represents a challenge for today’s management. In a globalized world, a shift in focus from a local to a more inclusive strategic approach has become crucial. Shareholders are increasingly skeptical of a leader or policy maker’s “gut feeling.” Scenario development has become the technique taught by renowned business and public management schools for talking and thinking about the future.
Parmenides EIDOS provides the methodology and tools required to do it right.
A new publication of Parmenides AG and eusg aids navigation and provides useful tips.
The objective of good scenarios is not to make better predictions,
but better decisions.
– Peter Schwartz Chairman of the Global Business Network, in Sean Cleary, Global Risks, p.61
Scenarios will help to compensate
for the usual errors in decision making:
– overconfidence and tunnel vision.
– Prof. Paul J.H. Shoemaker Scenario Planning, A Tool for Strategic Thinking, Winter. 1995
EIDOS is much more than a scenario development tool. However, it seems that EIDOS is a leader in the field of scenario-based strategizing.
It combines nice to have scenarios with must have strategy development considerations.
One of the best tools (…to support users in futurology…) is Parmenides EIDOS.
– Andreas Neef Z_punkt GmbH The Foresight Company, Cologne, in: Computerwoche No.8/2009
How about a strategy now?
Learn more about scenario-based strategizing in this visual example.
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Parmenides EIDOS is the ideal instrument for visualizing complex questions. This software tool supports us in solving strategic problems such as market entry strategies or business planning.– Dr. Tim E. Fischer,
Head of Corporate Strategy and Communication
Peek & Cloppenburg KG, Duesseldorf.
When you face complex and complicated issues, EIDOS is the tool which helps you to remain focused on strategic priorities. It’s like switching on the light in a dark room: You see your surroundings clearly and in which direction you need to proceed– Laurence Hart
Head of Migrant Assistance Division
IOM HQs, Geneva
During my professional life I have worked with a number of software tools to support the analysis of complex systems and problems as well as for generating scenarios. None was as systemic as Parmenides EIDOS, and supported both the analysis as well as the synthesis phase in such a user friendly and intuitive fashion.– Dr.-Ing. Harald Hiessl
Head of Department
Fraunhofer Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung ISI, Karlsruhe
In its straightforward and intuitive way Parmenides EIDOS is a powerful tool of corporate foresight for industry, public policy and for the business school classroom.– Prof. Dr. René Rohrbeck
Professor of Strategy
Aarhus University - School of Business and Social Sciences
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