Have you ever been in a critical situation where an urgent solution is needed to solve a specific problem? If you have, what did you do? Did you have the time to consult with a more experienced co-worker, or did you handle the problem by yourself?
“When we find ourselves under intense pressure to make the right decision, in this case, nobody holds the key to the right answer. When there is no scientific data or a consultant to consult, the only best option is to ‘trust your gut’.”
When we are not under pressure, making the right decision requires that we:
- We define the objectives
- Assemble the right information
- Identify possible options to be taken
- Evaluate those options
- Make the decision
- Check those options whether they are working.
To add to that, we have the abilities to make the right decision. So, before moving ahead to make crucial decisions, don’t forget to do the following things:
- Check your own decision making abilities
- Make sure you have the right information
- Be inclusive. Make sure that every ideas, suggestions are taken seriously.