During the Decision Analysis I am lately explaining to you, you will also have to list alternatives to your criteria. Alternatives then function as an additional qualitative and quantitative procedure to reach the goal. Every criteria you list will broaden and straighten the way to achieve the goal.
Most often criteria are limited for specific goals unless the goal is universal. Let´s pretend it´s a specific goal and not too many ways lead you to reach it. You may wonder where to get alternatives from? You do have three choices: from the market (1), create some alternatives (2) and/or combine two pretty good alternatives (3).
What´s to obey now is that your chosen alternatives need to meet the must-criteria! If you question each alternative the answer always must be a clear “yes” or a clear “no”. The alternatives have to “qualify” for your choice – it´s like in sports, and that stage offers a wide range of examples which I won´t mention.
If you have trouble to find a clear “yes” you may use the evaluation of its degree of fulfillment, after it passed the must-have test. The maximum shall be a “10” (high fulfillment). If you have some qualified alternatives available, do a ranking. But the result of this just states that the N° 1 is the best alternative – still you have your first choices.
In my next post I will write about the risk disclosure statement, which is the last step. Until then…..
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –