It's been said that
the only things that are certain in life are death and taxes. I'd amend that famous
dictum to add....decisions. From sunrise to sunset, the day is jam-packed with
decisions. And while many are relatively unimportant-coffee or tea?-other
decisions are more weighted requiring careful attention for successful resolution.
making requires having a clear picture of the issue at hand. An organized
approach also helps. For tips on establishing a systematic method for decision
making read this constructive article Decision Making
Techniques and Decision Making Skills Training. In short, the article posits that
adopting a logical and systematic decision-making process makes it less likely that
important factors will be overlooked and that better and more effective decisions
will readily be made.
Basics steps for
making an effective decision include:
While these six
steps can be viewed as decision making fundamentals, different situations can
require additional steps. Decision Making 101 is a collection of articles on making
decisions on everything from finances, your marriage to how to know when it's
time to leave a job. In future posts, we'll examine specific types of decision
making that occur frequently in the workplace.
For now, I'll leave
you with some decision making advice from Suzy Welch,
a business writer and wife of business tycoon Jack Welch.
In her book 10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea,
Welch advocates defining
options when making a decision by considering how the decision will affect you
in 10 minutes, 10 months and then in 10 years. Welch's theory is that viewing
decisions through this prism prevents one from making decisions based on short
term expediency or solely with the long run in mind; instead all factors must
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