The GrassFire Proposal Model (GF Proposal Model) is a suggestion that I provide to my students regarding organizational communication, problem identification and evaluation, and resolution exploration.
Follow your organizations formatting expectation and norms regarding layout.
Step 1: Provide your proposal to leadership in a typed format. This is to ensure professionalism, legibility, and conciseness. Additionally, ensure that you have made a copy for yourself and that the file is saved in a secure location.
Step 2: The presentation should open with a clear and concise description of the issue to be considered. This should not be overly wordy or long. Ensure that this part is lays out the issue in a matter of fact way and attempt to remove emotional bias from the proposal.
Step 3: Next, you will want to provide a detailed explanation of why it is an issue, and/or what will likely occur as a result of this issue.
Step 4: Provide at least three viable and detailed solutions for the issue being presented. Having three options provides for better decision making and demonstrates that you are not providing knee-jerk reactions.
Step 5: Provide a recommendation of one of the solutions listed. This allows you to demonstrate deep thought and decision making capabilities.
Step 6: Provide an explanation of exactly why you have chosen the selected solution. This merely supports the previous steps and provides rationale and context for leadership to consider.
Use of this work is permitted with proper citation.
- In-Text: (Robertson, 2018)
- Bibliography: Robertson, D. (2018). GF Proposal Model. [online] DMR Publications. Available at: https://www.dmrpublications.com/2018/09/the-grassfire-proposal-model/ [Accessed Date].
- Link To: https://www.dmrpublications.com/2018/09/the-grassfire-proposal-model/