You can improve your decision making by adding criteria and weight. The key is making the criteria explicit. This is effective for personal decision making, and it’s especially effective for group decision making. It works well for personal decision making because it forces you to get clarity on your own criteria. It works well for group decision making because you create a shared set of criteria. When people know what’s valued, it’s easier to understand and weigh in on the decisions.
Peter Drucker outlines 5 elements of an effective decision making process. The key elements of better decision making can help you rationalize problem, set boundaries around the solution, identify the right thing to do, identify the actions, and get feedback.
I found an interesting article about contextual decision making. It's "A Leader's Framework for Decision Making," an article in Harvard Business Review. The idea is about tailoring your decision making approach based on the context. You can use the Cynefin Framework to figure out which context you're operating in, so you can choose the most effective response. The five contexts are simple, complicated, complex, chaotic, and disorder. The key is to determine whether to categorize, analyze, probe or act.
“You cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into.” ? Ben Goldacre If you need to be persuasive, you need to know this secret. It’s how people who influence without authority improve their effectiveness. The secret is character trumps emotion trumps logic. Win the Heart the Mind Follows If …