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How Good is Your Decision Making?

  May 12th, 2014   -     Professional Development   -  

Originally appeared on Mind Tools
You won’t always have all the data you’d like.
Decision-making is a key skill in the workplace, and is particularly important if you want to be an effective leader. Whether you’re deciding which person to hire, which supplier to use, or which strategy to pursue, the ability to make a good decision with available information is vital. It would be easy if there were one formula you could use in any situation, but there isn’t. Each decision presents its own challenges, and we all have different ways of approaching problems. So, how do you avoid making bad decisions – or leaving decisions to chance? You need a systematic approach to decision-making so that, no matter what type of decision you have to make, you can take decisions with confidence. No one can afford to make poor decisions. That’s why we’ve developed a short quiz to help you assess your current decision-making skills. We’ll examine how well you structure your decision-making process, and then we’ll point you to specific tools and resources you can use to develop and improve this important competency. Take this assessment to find out how good your decision making is.