Do you officially speak about the decisions you make?
Do you involve the team and invite them to the table to teach them how to prepare a solid decision process?
Here´s why I ask today, even if it´s a rhetorical question!
If people start making conscious decisions they start a new habit: they will start informing themselves! As a result, gathering information for various areas in life will become a supportive habit. It´ll happen permanently because those people act responsible. People who constantly inform themselves have less trouble making quick decisions and won´t be afraid of any decision result.
To get the information collection going you should speak more often about the decision preparation. People will listen to new arguments, so instead of the word or argument GOAL you can alternatively use the vocabulary “decision” instead. Can you imagine how people will react when you ask for new information and come up with the argument that you have to prepare a decision process and now you need some more information to fill a few gaps? That´ll attract attention!
Communicate your decision process! Start it! Test the environment! Start making new experience! It´ll be interesting, I promise! A few weeks ago I was reading a blog-post from Michael Hyatt and I right away thought: “YES, that´s something which also relates to decision making!”
When I was still living in Braunschweig a few years ago, I started asking business people for an interview about decision making and was surprised – I received many “No´s”. People shied away from speaking about their decision process. Literally none was interested to be my interview partner. Not even for 10 minutes! It was quite some awakening, showing me where this topic and business idea is going to lead me. Onto an empty land! I shivered…..
Reading the blog-post reminded me of this extraordinary experience:
Why Leaders Can’t Over-Communicate – by Michael Hyatt
People drift off course. Even if team members buy into your vision or the importance behind specific tasks, they can lose sight of the target and drift off course. A leader’s communication is the compass of the organization. It keeps everyone oriented and moving toward the right goals.
To READ the full blog click on this Link: full Blog-post
I am positive that when you will start speaking more often about decisions and some missing information, things will positively change in your life!
It´ll support the relevant collaboration which delivers trust and speeds up things in life. If people speak about decisions to those who are affected, offering transparency, people will become more relaxed in the long-run, because they´re getting prepared for what is waiting for them.
Speaking about decision making and preparing the process will encourage others who are involved to build their (necessary + realistic) OUTLOOK ability. It´s the ability to “look” into the future to see where you´re heading. It´s connected to the “long breath” which is a typical German proverb.
People who are low on that scale of ability tend towards a rather negative “future design” of their life or business.
People who are on the further end of the scale tend to think too positive which we call exaggeration, an overstatement. Being unrealistically motivated – which can be dangerous! Imagine what this means when it comes to choosing a relevant decision alternative (!), it adds uninvited risk to the process –
You can´t over-communicate your decision preparation!
And when the decision is made, you can´t over-communicate the decision result! Speak about it, keep the goals clear and reachable, wrapped in smaller steps to make the way towards it “walkable” for all. Do you agree? Please leave a comment down below!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –