Decision-making with SBAR
Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation. A framework popularized by medical practitioners in hospital settings, it’s meant to facilitate prompt communication about a patient’s condition.
I found myself adopting the SBAR technique in the course of working on complex projects in the organizational ‘innovation’ space — organizing groups around creative projects, going from nothing to something. Extending the framework to include decisions or responses made it easy to build a kind of decision management system for tracking proposals and decisions.
I put together this template based on how I used it in my work, including prompts for each section.
If you try it out, let me know what you think!