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The Power of the 2 × 2 Matrix: Using 2 × 2 Thinking to Solve Business Problems and Make Better Decisions by Phil Hood, Alex Lowy

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Chapter 4. Designing 2 × 2 Matrices: Making Intuition Explicit

In the life cycle of every conflict, there is a point when it's large enough to be recognized, but small enough to be resolved.

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Choosing the right 2 × 2 matrix is as much an art as a science. The obvious danger is overreduction: simplifying complex realities in unhelpful ways. A useful matrix cuts to the essence of what is being investigated and presents an accurate and enabling map of the territory in question. Keep in mind that perspective, timing, and communication are as important as the framework itself. You need the right model applied at the right time.

UNDERLYING DESIGN LOGIC

2 × 2 Thinking is most helpful when you have arrived at an impasse. If the next step in a ...

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