Decisiveness - Professional Workshop
Making good decisions is a fundamental aspect of being a trusted co-worker or an excellent leader. Yet, too often, studies show, our emotions have a huge influence over the quality of our decision-making, preventing us from making sound judgements.
In this two-hour session, we will:
• Consider the barriers to effective decision-making, including decision fatigue, fear of regret, and a lack of self-knowledge.
• Uncover our personal decision- making style.
• Create a plan for how we will take action following our decision and track and adjust over time.
• Learn strategies for reaching sounder, wiser decisions.
What characterises mastery of this skill?
Decisive employees tend to take action in a timely manner, while staying aware of their own influences and biases. They are willing to make sacrifices and re-evaluate decisions at a later stage. Their behaviour is characterised by strong and consistent priorities, awareness of goals and resources, and the ability to manage and correct initial mistakes.
What characterises a lack of this skill?
Employees lacking decisiveness have a higher risk of procrastination. Due to anxiety about the consequences of their decisions, they have difficulty prioritising or accepting trade-offs. This can lead to rushed decisions and a vicious circle of indecisiveness. The consequences within an organisation often include a decision fatigue in teams, procrastination, groupthink and dependence on the opinions of colleagues, which increases micromanagement.
‘You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.’ — Michelle Obama
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