5 Ways to Make Better Decisions

When making important decisions, it can be difficult to balance your values and priorities. There are many ways to make a better decision. Here are some of them:

Making a quick decision

Making a quick decision

The goal of decision-making is not to arrive at the ideal solution right away, but to come up with a good decision relatively quickly. This is especially important when it comes to decisions that may seem trivial, or if delaying a decision will lead to undesirable consequences. Most of the time, the fastest decisions are based on instinct and intuition, so using this information to make quick decisions is essential. However, if the decision has more importance for your company, you can also use other decision-making strategies to reach the correct conclusion.

Getting all the facts

Getting all the facts is vital to the success of any business. Even small decisions can have huge implications, and the right decision is often a no-brainer. But the problem is when you don’t have all the facts, you’re essentially relying on luck or intuition. Instead, talk to those who do have the facts, review data, or use your own judgment to frame your next steps.

Staying true to your values

Your core values are important to you. They will guide your choices and actions. By staying true to your values, you can be sure that your life is going the way you want it to. People who live by their core values are happy and fulfilled. People who do not live according to their core values are unhappy. You can also make better decisions by avoiding the pitfalls of these values. Keep a list of your core values handy and review it often.

Getting input from others

Getting input from others is important for many reasons. For starters, it is a great way to get feedback on a decision. But it is not always possible to reach a consensus. Sometimes you need to make sacrifices. You need to decide what type of input is useful. Here are some tips to get input from others. Involve team members in the process:

Reviewing your decision

When making important decisions, it’s helpful to review the entire process. This helps ensure that everyone understands the facts and options available and reduces the chances of groupthink and escalating commitment. Additionally, reviewing your decision after it’s made allows you to refine the process and determine if it was the best choice. After reviewing the decision, you can move on to the next step: taking action.

Bill Sutton
5 Ways to Make Better Decisions