One of the most important tasks support teams must do is make rational decisions. Whether it is a simple yes-no decision to which piece of equipment to purchase, or who do we hire, all require a decision that must be made. Most decision makers throw ideas out on the table and make a selection based on what looks good, only to regret the choice later. And sometimes managers go into analysis paralysis – and never coming to a choice.
- Do you see these issues with decisions?
- No decision made at all
- Decision takes forever
- There is no agreement on what the decision actually is
- Choices are made with no factual analysis
- Decisions are reversed midway
- Decisions are made because of a political agenda
- Bureaucracy stops the decision dead in its track
- No buy-in or support for the decision
- Approval process takes forever
- No risk identified
At Leadership Initiatives, we know the power of making good rational choices. The decision making process should be powerful and complete. Most importantly, the process is a fact filled accumulation of data that looks at both the benefits and risks of a specific alternative. The facts allow managers to make quick approvals because all the supporting information is there. Our process is both simple to use and simple to present for recommendation. Best of all, bureaucracy knows, by data facts, that political choices are correct.