Of course, all existing different jobs and companies developed through different thinking and multifaceted abilities. But when it comes to decision making, some people seem to forget how everyone of us started into the job – viewed from the other side…. Let me explain it from the point of a company which hires their ideal staff.
What do they do?
After launching an ad they check a pile of applications or Emails and the relevant person will decide which prospects to invite. They´ll invite as many as will fit into this role. Fast forward: they make the final decision after interviewing and comparing alternative candidates. Up to that point they have considered multiple alternatives (best case) and probably undercut politics. This way they also gave themselves a so called “fallback plan”.
What is my message here today? Multitracking helps:
- understand the available landscape – you get to see the big picture –
- keep egos under control
- after negotiating (you might lose a great candidat) you can go for the second best choice
Fact is that this seems to be the rule and relevant for all of us. But it´s not. Fact is, that when it comes to internal decisions about projects, about external companies or suppliers people invite for a limited time, not everyone thinks of screening quite many or ideal prospects in the beginning. The too narrow angle people suddenly choose, the framing they learned to keep cost “under control” – doesn´t serve any better. Opposite!
The researcher Kathleen Eisenhardt found that American executives who weigh more options actually make faster, more secure, decisions. What about you?
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –