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6 Basic Steps for Effective Decision Making

Updated: Feb 19, 2019


Making the right decision can be stressful. Try using these basic steps to make an informed decision:

1) Identify the Problem

Recognize the problem or opportunity and decide to address the problem. Be clear about what the issue is, and determine who needs to be involved in making the decision.

2) Gather Information

Don't rely on hearsay. Base decisions on facts and data whenever possible. What do you need to know to make an informed decision?

3) Identify Alternatives

What are the various solutions? Weigh the pros and cons and select the option that has the highest chance of success.

4) Choose

Make the decision based on the findings, and understand any risks involved.

5) Implement the Decision

Create a plan and determine who will be involved. Get others on board with your decision.

6) Review the Decision

Evaluate your decision for effectiveness. What could go better next time?

At AEL, we have helped Managers become better Leaders since 2005. The ability to make informed decisions can be part of your one-on-one coaching plan. Contact us for more information and to schedule a free consultation. info@aelconsultinggroup.com


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