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Decision-Making today builds on research showing that decisions fail half of the time. In business, the top casualties of a poor decision-making process are reputation, long-term growth, employee morale, productivity, revenue and profitability. Our goal is to promote more effective, ethical decision making.

Posts Tagged ‘decisions’

More Choices = More Decisions

Mar 06 2014

Ellen’s video is fun and entertaining, but it is also one of those haunting truths. Our lives are more complicated. Complications that force us to make more choices and more decisions.

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How we make Decisions

Feb 19 2014

How People Make DecisionsPeople have a variety of options when it comes to how they make decisions. Individually some approaches are better than others, but the best option is usually a combination of approaches.

Most people will tell you that they gather facts. They analyze the facts. They try to anticipate possible outcomes and then make the decision. They want you to believe that they have used their intellect and given the problem a great deal of thought.

Behavioral economists and other experts will tell you that more often than not, the decision is far more emotional than rational. These decisions are made using the heart, frequently with minimal or no facts. Usually with a blind eye to any other possible outcomes beyond the emotionally driven one.

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Decisions as Distractions

Nov 25 2013

Distractions in Grove City, PA2013 may go down in history as the year that decisions became distractions. While I am sure that decisions have probably been used for distractions in the past. This year in particular has been unusual, in my estimation, with regard to the number and timing of decisions that are obvious in their  use as distractions from other problems. Some of the best examples that come to mind, come from our government.

The attack on Benghazi and the underlying causes are a problem, but there is no doubt now in any thinking person’s mind that the decision to blame the attack on an obscure film was a distraction.

When the IRS specifically targeted TEA Party organizations, even the President called it a scandal. His decision to go in front of the public and assure everyone that he would get to the bottom of this has proven to be distraction. We are many months down the road from the problem and nothing has really changed.

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Options, Choices, and Results

Mar 21 2013

Decision-makingOptions, Choices, and Results is the sequence by which we all make decisions. The more options you have the greater the likelihood of making a good choice and achieving positive results. The following will help explain the importance of decision making. It is a quick listing of ways that decision-making and options, choices and results affect us every day.

Leadership is helping people decide to change.

Change comes when people decide to do things differently.

Motivation or Performance Management is helping people decide to be more productive.

Accountability comes from people deciding to take ownership.

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