Whenever I am called on to perform some aspect of analysis, I will systematically default to a cross position of the Conceptual and Analytical styles of decision making. The Analytical style implies that decisions will be made slower than other styles, as more information and alternatives are being considered, while the Conceptual aspects attempts to look how the current decision will possibly affect the future.
The implementation of these perspectives is centered on the actual goals and mission of the organization. Employee and customer needs are added to the equation after the baseline has been established. Invariably any inconsistencies between goals and actual successful execution will become apparent, as well as short-sighted or unclear expectations.
I firmly believe, if any decision is going to prove effective and efficient the following must first take place: