Start today with making well-thought decisions. Read here how you can structure your decision making.
Each day consists of choices and decisions to take. These may appear small and easy, such as what movie to watch or what meal to prepare for tonight. Decisions that seem to be the most difficult are those that require a deeper level of thought. Making good decisions is a method that must be learned. It is merely a step by step process that is usually ascertained from life experience. As a manager or in which role you are having you need to make choices everyday and not without risks. We identified five steps to help you structure your decision making. These steps can form the basis of your decision making.
When identifying your greater goal it will help you to figure out what is most important. This will help you with good decisions. Ask yourself what exactly is the problem that needs to be solved and why this problem needs to be solved to identify your goal.
Experience can help you a lot but in this digital age it is easy to gather information from the internet. Desk research will help you but is time consuming. Third parties could help you accelerate this process. By turning your background/information search into a challenge, you will have more resources to base your decisions on.
Consider the consequences. This step will help you determine how your final decision will impact yourself, and/or other stakeholders. WIthin this step you will be asking yourself how the decision will affect you or your company? And how will it affect the future. You can make a list of pros and cons of the different options given in the previous step. It is important for your decision to make you feel comfortable with your options and the possible outcome.
Finally, it is time to make your decision. In previous steps you identified your goal, gathered information and weighed the consequences. Now you can make a choice and execute your final decision. This can cause some anxiety but this is where you have to trust your instincts. You have to take into account how the decision makes you feel. You should ask yourself; will this choice help my company forward? You should feel comfortable while answering this question back.
This last step will help you to further develop your decision making skills for future problems. This step requires some patience because it can take some time to see the final outcome.
In summary, we all need to make decisions throughout the day but when it comes to business decisions, these decisions require more time and deeper thought before coming to a final solution. A significant part of decision making skills is understanding and knowing a simple technique. At blackbear we can help you among other things, accelerate your decision making process by stepping in with our pool of over 4.000 Solvers. You can create a Challenge for your business problem and get multiple replies to weigh out. Plan a free demo with our business partner and see how we can help gain your business time and speed up your decision making process.