Applying the Science of Systems Thinking to Decision Making and Problem-solving





Engage Decision-Making & Problem Solving through Systems Thinking


Personnel problems. Product initiatives.

Management, employee, client satisfaction questions.

To scale or not to scale.

Changes are coming. HOW WILL YOU HANDLE THEM?


Identify Issues in Decision-Making

Understand the 9 Attributes of Decision-Making & Problem Solving


Analyze the Big Picture from Critical Input

Get Feedback Data Immediately From Stakeholders



Be in the Best Position to Implement Strategies for truly optimal and sustainable change


Use the FoRSE® Matrix, applying Systems Thinking to Decisions and Problems

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  • Ripple effects of decision-making
  • Current/future state
  • Elements alignment
  • Strategic planning
  • Goal achievement
  • Performance
  • Direction

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  • Risk management
  • Symptoms & purposes
  • Reformulation
  • Issue tracking
  • Solutions

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  • Log & categorize
  • Intelligent categories
  • Research organization

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  • Employee
  • Management
  • Customers/clients
  • Campaigns

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  • Intel
  • Engagement
  • Understanding
  • System alignment
  • Big picture thinking level

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  • Organizational development
  • Leadership development
  • Personal well-being
  • Corporate well-being
  • Talent management
  • Recruitment
  • Pre-screen

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Our guarantee to you

Within 30 days of implementing our proven FoRSE® Matrix System, you will immediately see the benefits of not only saving time and money, you’ll experience improved decisions and sustainable solutions. We are so confident that you will see positive results, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. Contact us for details.

“The FoRSE Matrix enables users to answer critical questions about their current organizational goals and procedures. Employing this systematic, self-guided tool, Blane Després [of Ripple Deep Consulting] set us on a path of discovery that has crystallized our objectives and, more importantly, realigned our operations with them. Any organization looking to truly embed holistic change and maximize profit going forward should contact Ripple Deep without delay.”


Robert A. Kleemaier
Certified translator
De Notaris Vertalingen • DNV Translations
Kelowna, BC  Canada


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1. Are you suggesting that we aren’t making good decisions?

No organization can afford to rest on its laurels or assume it is already performing at peak if one of its principal goals is to be the best in its field of expertise or service. If you’ve already got everything cased and are functioning at a satisfactory level, then why change? On the other hand, if you want a truly systemic perspective that penetrates deeply, and you want to ensure that you’re achieving the best or optimal level, if you want to save time and money in the decision-making process and/or consulting demands, then you’ll want to at the very least check out the FoRSE Matrix. You may very well be practicing good decision-making. But how could you know if you’ve covered all the particulars, got all the feedback needed, are truly clear about your issues, intentions, proposals, etc., have right-now data with which to make the best decisions? We provide a unique SaaS decision-making tool to help you achieve your best.

2. Why do we need decision-making software?

It’s the future already here. Are you enjoying right-now data, in-house control of consultations and timelines? Or are you using antiquated methods of decision-making, such as prioritize lists, decision matrix, SWOT analysis, pro-con, or majority rule, etc.? Can you get instant feedback, graphed with commentary and display of acceptance level for your solution options or thinking? The FoRSE Matrix gives you that control and immediate response.

3. Do you provide consulting services, too?

Yes, we do. We are Ripple Deep Consulting and we employ Systems Thinking in our processes to maximize sustainable, positive results anywhere people are involved.

4. For what else could we use the FoRSE Matrix system?

Besides being a comprehensive decision-making tool, the FoRSE Matrix is useful for knowledge management, research, problem analysis, as a measure for a variety of functions, with each of these categories hosting a series of additional areas. You will save on consulting for sure.

5. What is Systems Thinking and how could it help us?

You’ve likely heard of and used such terms as big picture and 30,000 foot view. Systems Thinking uses those vantage points along with a broader and deeper, sometimes more penetrating consideration of the hosts of variables that are interconnected with and to an organization’s existence and purpose. Systems Thinking regards a problem (or question or issue) as comprising more than the sum of its parts. That is, practically everything is viewed as interconnected in some way or other.

6. Is this expensive?

Not at all. But of course, that depends on your current costs associated with decision-making and consulting. Overall, we’ll save you both money and time. If you compare our service with other contenders in the decision-making field, and if you want convenient while excellent service at your fingertips, we would hope to become your go-to choice.

7. Will this work for smaller organizations?

The FoRE will work for any size organization and business, anywhere decision-making is practiced. The challenge for smaller organizations and businesses is time. You need someone to conduct the FoRSE Marix work and then (here’s the crunch) act on the outcomes. But we can talk more about this and strategies to help.

8. How does this differ from Agile or PROSCI or other QA and performance improvement methods?
There are numerous methods available to organizations and businesses to help improve things, from management, to supply chain, to processes, to products, and so on. Stepping back a moment from each of those named processes, notice even there you’ve got to make decisions? That’s where the FoRSE comes in, again. No matter where you are in the process of changing something or your goal pursuit, you’re going to need to answer questions. You will also need to phrase those questions clearly, concisely and conscientiously. Want to know how your organization employees, stakeholders or community think about the changes? The FoRSE will provide answers to best guide your decisions.

Useful Reading & Thinking Articles

The latest articles by Blane Després

What are the effects of decision making on the community?

Now that we have covered the effects of the form or design on the community we must continue building a complete picture of the issue at hand. This brings us to the effects of decision making of the infrastructure on the community at large. Infrastructure is the...

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The Effects of Form or Design on Community

Big Picture Thinking has to do with providing the clearest understanding of a problem, question, issue, change or whatever the event is along with the consequent effects. Decision-makers, including consultants (ask your consulting firm if they use the FoRSE™) should...

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The Effects of Purposes on the Community

Another critical component of big picture thinking concerns the ripple effects the organizational purposes have on community, whether corporate or external. Recall that the purposes of any organization, including business, are the conceptual ideals, the driving...

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