What is System Noise?
What is a Noise Audit?
A noise audit helps you assess the level of system noise in your office or organization. A possible facet of a business strategy, noise audits entail a company presenting their employees with a case file or question. Once each employee responds to the case study or question, the audit assesses the variability in their answers.
One might be comfortable with a variability level of 10-15%. However, companies performing noise audits for the first time might be shocked with much higher levels, like 50%.
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3 Ways to Combat System Noise in an Organization with Decision Hygiene
One way to practice decision hygiene is by realistically assessing the competence of your employees. If one employee has much more experience in a decision-making role while the other has less experience, it would make sense to assign a big client decision to the more experienced employee.
Instead of allowing one person to make a big decision, consider compiling various employee’s independent hypothetical judgments or decisions and assessing them first. This is also a great collaborative experience for your team. Take the overall average of each staff member’s independent decisions to ensure well-roundedness before finalizing a decision.
Human beings have proven to be skilled, knowledgeable, and adaptable in both personal and work situations. But, we aren’t infallible. If you’re considering a noise audit, or need support with your business strategy, contact us today to discuss how we can help.