How do you make decisions? Do you like to think about them for a long time, or just jump in and choose whatever seems easiest? Or maybe you go with the majority opinion.
Maybe you have an idea of how things should turn out, or what’s best for your company overall. Honestly, it doesn’t matter which way works best for you–in order to make better decisions and ensure that they are the right ones, there are plenty of ways to improve your decision-making process.
This blog post will discuss 15 steps that will help you make better decisions. But first, let’s cover some basics.
How to make better decisions at work
Know your company’s goals and values. This will help you make decisions that align with the organization, rather than just what seems best for yourself or a particular team at work (which may not be inline).
It also helps to know how different departments interact. If there are conflicts between teams on any level of an organizational chart it can cause poor decision making.
Especially when those groups have input into projects/decisions being made by other parts within their own department as well outside sources such – so knowing who is responsible where makes things easier too.
How to make the right choice
If you’re not sure what to do, ask yourself these questions: What are the consequences of this decision? Is it a short-term or long term consequence and how will they affect me in my life both personally/professionally.
How much time am I willing (or able) to invest into making an informed choice about which option is best for me right now given all that’s going on with work etc.?
Am I choosing between two options where one has more benefits but also greater drawbacks than another – if so then weigh out your priorities here too as well before deciding whether it’s worth taking those risks when there may be other less risky alternatives available instead?
Ways To Make Better Decisions
00:33 – Know what motivates you
01:18 – Ask yourself: is it a big decision, or a small one?
02:22 – If it’s a small one, don’t sweat it
02:48 – Be aware of the risks
03:28 – Balance a worst-case scenario against what you hope to gain
04:18 – Use data
05:00 – Look at the problem from a different angle.
05:28 – Trust your gut instincts too
06:06 – Conquer your fear
06:38 – Don’t give in to the excitement
07:44 – Know when to cut your losses
08:25 – Limit your options
09:06 – Stand by your values
09:47 – Imagine you’re giving advice to a friend
10:24 – Watch out for decision fatigue