The decision making process is the most efficient way leaders induce confidence. However, many managers are prudish about the entire ordeal.
While some remain indecisive, others chose to delay the decision. Both cases don’t yield good results and fail to perpetuate positive vibes among their subordinates. Shying away from nitpicking tasks for completion can help achieve a better decision making process. It enhances the leadership image and the overall performance. Below are a few pointers for improved decision making.
- Don’t be a perfectionist: A project not completely complete a few hours to spare is preferred among many leaders to a perfect project 5 minutes late. Not everything has to be perfect. Good decision makers often take leaps of faith with incomplete answers, knowing they can complete the puzzle on the way down.
- Consult many, decide alone. Good decision makers know how to collaborate. They utilize the expertise of their surroundings, namely experts, asking directed questions. They don’t ask what to do, but rather what the expert’s view is on the matter. The more people involved in the decision process, the longer it takes. Once you obtain your information from sources you trust, act on the spot.
- Give insight a chance. It often comes uninvited. Just like you suddenly remember something you had thought you had forgotten, by switching your brain off or focusing on something else, your mind is able to go through all the variables and retrieve the missing piece of your decision.
- Decide instead of trying to solve problems. Decisions could solve problems, but that is not always the case. Decision making relies more on the variables at hand rather their interconnections. Deciding who to purchase from requires data from previous experiences, but the final say relies within your gut.
- Admit when you’re wrong.. Stand up and rectify your error when your feelings mislead you Admitting you have been wrong on a decision will get you more respect and loyalty when you admit it, than would consistent indecisiveness would.