You know, I don´t think that we should look forward to the quality of a decision result a priori. I think it´s unfair. It´s often unpredictable how long it takes or how much it´s going to cost.
As a Decision Expert, I suggest a different point of view when adding the quality factor to our decision making. Often, we can´t tell whether we reach the decision result in the desirable or efficient way we planned when approaching from the first day on. But we CAN TELL whether our decision process was organized with quality, or not!
Quality describes: the sum of all process features/steps (or of systems and objects)
The sum of all features in a decision process points to the 8 components of the process. In my free eBook I offer a short overview of those 8 components! In case it´s of your interest, you may order it right here: eBook
All we can do when making a tough decision is using a process of great quality! Work your but off, is what we have to do and this is necessary for any good start: work like hell to get a clear or a fast result. Your preparation has to be of great quality, so sum it up and do the homework.
…… coming back to were I started this blog: we shouldn´t argue about the quality of our decision (result) but we have to argue about the quality of our decision process. Whether things went wrong or absolutely right! In any case, quality means you are taking deeply care of what you are going to do –
Here´s an example which comes to my mind to paint a picture of the easy and basic way and of the way of quality:
Imagine you´re a singer and your product is a song. People love the song!
Now, you´re going to deliver your product…..
- A regular decision process could “look” similar to this scenario of a singer:
he´s sitting on stage and sings the song.
- A decision process of quality could “look” similar to that scenario:
he´s standing on stage, darkness & lights are set for the start to sing, he´s dressed-up, a special light-event escorts his first words to the audience – he´s simply handing over magic moments to his audience. He added some extra to keep the eyes as busy as the ears.
That´s maybe a good picture to explain the difference between a regular, basic decision process and a decision process of great quality! You simply add more components to it. You widen the options of receiving a great or faster decision result. You give as much as possible, right from the start.
Chances are, the decision result you receive is close to what you hoped for and therefore might “sound” like a huge applause after a great show on stage.
Now here are the good news:
while a new singer can´t start his career on stage with a show of extravagance due to the financial condition as a beginner, a decider is always able to add some extra time to the decision process. Preparing a great decision process only means to invest a good amount of TIME! No money factor included.
When aiming at the next decision result, think of the great show you have to prepare to make the result miraculous for yourself!
Think of placing the spot-lights, the form of the stage, the out-fit, the band, the show, those are all components of extravagance.
Decision process components are the alternatives you choose by criteria, the linked decisions (future decisions which come up differently with each alternative), and potential uncertainties, etc.
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –