We put the question, ‘How are leading organisations dealing with significant change?’ to three guest speakers from Westpac, Atlassian and NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation at the latest event in our breakfast series ‘New Ways of Working’.

We heard the speakers discuss disruption, new business models, ecosystems, human centred design and digital transformation.

Martin Hoffman of DFSI spoke about decision velocity, and how this is just as important as decision quality; many organisations take too long to ‘seek approval’ these days. Dom Price of Atlassian backed this up with the concept of making one-door and two-door decisions. A one-door decision is one you are unable to come back from, whereas a two-door decision is one where you are able to go through one door, and come back through the second door. "If you have two-door decisions to make, make those decisions, walk straight through those doors, and then come back if you need to" says Dom.

Dom also touched on the twist on the traditional RACI model, the DACI model. The ‘D’ stands for ‘driver’, which is what separates this from the ‘R’ being the ‘Responsible’ in the RACI model. Where multiple people can be R’s in the RACI model, there is only one driver allocated in the DACI model, making it crystal clear who is the decision maker. If you’ve been asking yourself lately if your project needs a DACI, read up on it here on how you can incorporate structure into your projects.

A special big thanks to Anastasia Cammaroto, Martin Hoffman and Dominic Price for speaking and leading the change in their respective organisations. If you didn’t get the chance to attend, sign up to our newsletter and keep an eye out for the next event in our CEC Breakfast Series.

If you’re interested in learning more, or speaking at one of our events, please get in touch with us at hello@cec.com.au