Solving Complex Problems Scientifically
Standpoint takes an evidence-based approach to addressing issues for Bars and regulators. We start with a central question or hypothesis that articulates a problem prioritized by the organization. Often these problems are creating a risk or a cost to the public, lawyers or to the regulator, and may already have a task force or committee assigned to them. More often than not, the available information and data involves complex interactions and uncertainties, which can make objective analysis by a task force or team challenging.
We follow a scientific yet easy to understand process which provides working teams a clear path and well defined outcomes. How teams decide is often more important than what they decide. Better understanding and transparency of a decision process helps build stronger stakeholder consensus and implementation support for the decisions made, even when those decisions are hard.