The Nitty-Gritty: Walking through the Decision-Making Process
In This Chapter
Identifying why a decision needs to be made
Amassing and analyzing data
Generating viable options and making the final decision
Communicating and implementing the decision
Understanding intuitive decision-making
As a decision-maker, you face all kinds of situations in your business. Each situation calls for a different decision-making approach. Some approaches are rational and analytical; some are more intuitive. Despite their differences, both rational thought and intuitive thought gather and make sense of information in an attempt to arrive at the best course of action.
Whatever approach you use, you can benefit from understanding the basic steps to making sound decisions. In fact, for every decision you make, you’ll touch on — accidentally or intentionally — the steps I outline in this chapter. I also show how your intuition enables you to make rapid fire decisions in quickly changing, high-risk ...