Definition of Historical Context

The set of decisions and outcomes of those decisions that a company has made resulting in the current state at a company. This involves analyzing relevant historical data to inform decision-making and anticipate potential impacts based on prior experiences.

Example: When deciding whether or not to expand the company's product line, the VP examined the historical context, taking into account market trends, customer preferences, and past successes and failures to make an informed and strategic business decision.

Variations: knowledge of the situation, decision log, decision context

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"Historical Context." Dictionary, Accessed 05/25/2024.