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The wider the options you explore, the better your final decision is likely to be. Generating a number of different options may seem to make your decision more complicated at first, but the act of coming up with alternatives forces you to look at the problem from different angles.
These can help you to step outside your normal patterns of thinking and come up with some truly innovative solutions.
Brainstorming is probably the most popular method of generating ideas.
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Can you give your decision the attention it needs? Spend some time preparing yourself before diving in to the facts and figures.
Remember that most decisions will affect other people too, so it helps to create a constructive environment in which to explore the situation together.
When you're satisfied that you have a good selection of realistic alternatives, it's time to evaluate the feasibility, risks and implications of each one.
Almost every decision involves some degree of risk. You'll need a structured approach ...
Start by considering the decision in the context of the problem it is intended to address. You need to determine whether the stated problem is the real issue, or just a symptom of something deeper.
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This process will ensure that you make a good decision in a complex situation, but it may be unnecessarily complicated for small or simple decisions. In these cases, jump to Step 5.
Discuss your preliminary conclusions with important stakeholders to enable them to spot flaws, make recommendations, and support your conclusions. Listen to your own intuition, too, and quietly and methodically test assumptions and decisions against your own experience.
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The Delphi technique is a process used to arrive at a group opinion or decision by surveying a panel of experts. Experts respond to several rounds of questionnaires, and the responses are aggregated and shared with the group after each round.
Once you've made your decision, you need to communicate it to everyone affected by it in an engaging, informative and inspiring way.
Get them involved in implementing the solution by discussing how and why you arrived at your decision. The more information you provide about risks and projec...
the next step is to make your decision!
If you have various criteria to consider, use Decision Matrix Analysis to compare them reliably and rigorously. Or, if you want to determine which ones should carry most weight in your decision, conduct a Paired Comparison Analysis.
If your deci...
Now, more than ever, is the time to "sense check" your decision.
Before you start to implement your decision, take a long, dispassionate look at it to be sure that you have been thorough, and that common errors haven't crept into the process.
Your final decision is only as good as t...
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A decision matrix is a table that helps you to visualize the best option between your different alternatives.
It works by getting you to list your options as rows on a table, and the factors you need consider as columns. You then score each option/factor combination, weight this scor...
It will help you determine how your final decision will impact yourself, and/or others involved.
In this step, you will be asking yourself what is likely to be the results of your decision. How will it affect you now? And how will it affect your future?
This is an essential step beca...
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