How do you speed up decision-making in large organizations?

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CEO in Services (non-Government), Self-employed
With the accelerated pace of business resulting from digital transformation, two gaps are becoming more evident: process debt, and the loss of corporate knowledge.  Fix one or both and you will have accelerated time to decision.
CIO in Consumer Goods, 11 - 50 employees
By enabling transparency and information access, empowering the leaders.
Deputy Chief Engineer(Information Technology) in Energy and Utilities, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Clarity of information, reduced levels of hierarchy, delegation of power, trust. These values should be incorporated in the organization for process efficiency.
VP of Global IT and Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, 501 - 1,000 employees
Make sure you have those at the table you are the decision makes. Some times there are too many meetings scheduled and those you attend don’t have the authority or have not been delegated the authority.
Group IT Manager Operations in Construction, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
By providing supportive information to steak holders that can facilitate their decision and reduce evaluation times.

Another strategy could be to pre-build the consensus before you float the decision for formal workflow/approval process
CIO in Energy and Utilities, 11 - 50 employees
By identyfing if the project is obligatory (regulations) then it is a no-brainer.
If the project is not mandatory then prepare the case for the project (ROI) and convenience of implementing ASAP.
Publishing the cost of the risk or opportunity also helps a lot to speed up the process.
Director of IT in Transportation, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
By priority decision making where important and time sensitive actions are pushed to the top.
CIO, Senior VP in Finance (non-banking), 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Many leaders want the answers at the same time the request is made. Don't just present a business problem, present the solution at the same time.
Head of Business Technology in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Typically decisions are made outside the meeting. Stay in touch with key stakeholders and get their buy-in one by one and take a final vote in the group meeting.  I come across three groups of people. Yes, No, or may-be. In case you have a lot more Yes's, the may-be will jump in to support you.

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CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.
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