Following series of posts on How good are you in making decisions.
“There are so many components to our decisions that I doubt the change in a decision making process can be achieved so easily. How can we become rational if we don’t always know when we’re irrational?“
It is true – there is no easy solution to magically improve the decision-making process in one day. Nevertheless there are tools and techniques that can be applied to gradually, but consistently improve the quality of your decisions. The problem is, that being considered too “intangible”, these tools and techniques are rarely learned systematically. The majority of us had to discover them piece by piece in a hard way, at the account of our own mistakes, but is it the most effective way? I don’t think so.
Wouldn’t it be great if managers or anyone who deals with managing people and has to make decisions as part of their everyday job, were trained in dealing with the influence of possible predispositions/misconceptions on their decisions and in countering this influence? It’s still not the case, but at least many organizations have realized the cost of bad decisions and the real factor behind it. Only by constantly training our mind, by raising the awareness of the “malfunctioning” of our decision making process and by unveiling the common misconceptions we’ll be able to quantum leap our ability to make systematically good decisions.