Want to make decisions 20% faster, with better outcomes? Harvard Business Review contributor Eric Larson, CEO of Cloverpop outlines 7 steps to save hours of discussion, expedite the decision making process and lead to better results in his article: A Checklist for Making Faster, Better Decisions.
Whether making decisions about your career or your current job situation, Larson outlines a streamlined approach to effective decision making:
- “Write down five pre-existing company goals or priorities that will be impacted by the decision.”
- “Write down at least three, but ideally four or more, realistic alternatives.”
- “ Write down the most important information you are missing.”
- “Write down the impact your decision will have one year in the future.”
- “ Involve a team of at least two but no more than six stakeholders.”
- “Write down what was decided, as well as why and how much the team supports the decision.”
- “Schedule a decision follow-up in one to two months.”
Decision making can be unnecessarily complex and time consuming. By following this 7 step process you can avoid biases and create stronger decisions which drive positive outcomes.
Wishing you much career success!
Certified Executive Coach & Internationally Certified Career Management Professional