Have you held some business responsibilities before? Have you been responsible for some decisions and plans in your life??? Are you daring to make decisions and be responsible for what you do???
It is nice to give orders and make decisions, but it is hard to be responsible and handle consequences; Why?? Because it is difficult and complicated sometimes to find the best decisions, and get the planned results.
And of course decisions may vary; it depends on the situation that arises the reason for the decision.
In addition all of us have to make decisions every day. Some decisions are relatively straightforward and simple: Is this report ready to send to my boss now? Others are quite complex: Which of these candidates should I select for the job?
Simple decisions usually need a simple decision-making process. But difficult decisions typically involve issues like these:
Uncertainty - Many facts may not be known.
Complexity - You have to consider many interrelated factors.
High-risk consequences - The impact of the decision may be significant.
Alternatives - Each has its own set of uncertainties and consequences.
Interpersonal issues - It can be difficult to predict how other people will react.
With these difficulties in mind, the best way to make a complex decision is to use an effective process. Clear processes usually lead to consistent, high-quality results, and they can improve the quality of almost everything we do.
A Systematic Approach to Decision Making
A logical and systematic decision-making process helps you address the critical elements that result in a good decision. By taking an organized approach, you're less likely to miss important factors, and you can build on the approach to make your decisions better and better.
There are six steps to making an effective decision:
- Create a constructive environment.
- Generate good alternatives.
- Explore these alternatives.
- Choose the best alternative.
- Check your decision.
- Communicate your decision, and take action.