If I ask you now to think back and tell us whether you were sitting or standing when you made some tough decisions in your past life – will you remember the scene?
Fact is, a study by Frank Fischer (LMU Munich) came up with the result that standing-up more often is a supporter for better decision making! The more people move or stand-up during the day, the better their decisions and ideas!
The tested people were in their office with ergonomic chairs, pin- and white board and vertically adjustable desks. Those test persons who were standing more often or even worked while standing, had 24% more ideas and reached better decision results in 25% of the cases, compared to those who were sitting all day in their offices.
Will this information influence you now? …… As for me, I will think about it.
Maybe it´s related to the other fact that people who slept well make better decisions than tired people or those who slept very little. Are the ones who get up more often not as tired as the others around? Being short of sleep lowers are ability to react fast, and we decide slower and worse because we tend to risk more. That´s the result of a study from V. Godet-Cayré (Centre for Health Economics and Administration Research, France).
We can be sure this is a fact when we´re driving a car! Quick reactions, which are spontaneous decisions to do “this” or “that” from one second to the other, work better when we are fully awake.
And to be really sure whether we decide for a long-termly attractive alternative or not we should take the advice of the 10-10-10 method (by Suzy Welch), and always ask ourself:
- Which effect has this choice in 10 days?
- Which effect has this choice in 10 Months?
- Which effect has this choice (probably) in 10 years?
This is going to sharpen your view, especially in terms of choosing a new job.
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –