It is as it is: we only decide when insecurity shows up suddenly, when a crisis is knocking at the door or when we plan something without having a clear structure to follow (insecurity).
To speak professionally:
- You want to change, improve or eliminate something
- You receive the order from the market or from your boss to prepare a decision and to take it
- After a relevant cause-analysis you look for the fastes and/or most cost-efficient decision to eliminate the discrepancy
- You have to write a report, compose an offer/proposal or present a recommendation
- You have to determine the means of transport for the up-coming biz trip, adjudge about acceptance or denial of requests, plan the weekend trip or set your next bigger goal….
…..in either case you need certain criteria and respect the risks when choosing the best solution from the alternatives. You have to include the goals, the alternatives and risks to your decision making process. Only these 3 factors lead to your best alternative. You can only choose from what´s available.
Let me list the benefits of a decision-analysis:
- advanced/higher decision-guarantee and -readiness
- advanced/higher transparency for decision making
- selective compensation/reduction of decision-risks
- avoidance of an expense-costly incorrect decision (depending on the goal! )
- improvement of the collaboration due to a shared tongue/speech in the team or dept.
- comprehension of many persons who will be directly affected or less concerned
- cutback of decision-fears
You might wonder why I blog so profoundly about the decision making ability. You might have no idea how programmed we are or become over time when it comes to deciding in life.
Let me ask you: are you aware that you mostly re-act to a situation than clearly decide for the best next step? Do you recognize yourself how often you excuse situations because you simply try to avoid a new decision? And why do you think you do that?
Is it some lack of decision-guarantee and decision-readiness because you use just the simplest way you´ve learned? And you probably figure now that this “regular way” doesn´t always lead to your goal? Hang-on, in my next blog-posts I´ll go on with the main steps of the decision analysis – it´s a must.
BE A DECISION MAKER. BECOME OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect –