Articles that can provide insight and add to your decision making strategies
All decisions are not created equal. The value and complexity of decisions can vary widely, providing significant opportunity for mistakes. Add in differences in personality and style, and it becomes clear that having multiple decision making strategies readily available can increase personal and group effectiveness.
Following are some of our popular articles from our Connected Decisions newsletter that can help address a broader range of decision environments.
Common decision traps, errors, and mistakes
There are a number of errors and traps that often occur during the process of making decisions. These articles help you recognize these errors and identify solutions that can help prevent them, or minimize their impact.
- Decision timing is a key factor in getting the most value from your decision making efforts. Need to determine when to decide? Here is information that can help.
- This article lists a remarkably long list of common thinking errors made when deciding. While not exhaustive, it can cause one to wonder how anyone can make an effective decision. It wouldn't be fair to leave you with just a long list of problems, so read to the end for some techniques that can help you avoid these thinking errors, particularly when making important decisions.
- With the third installment of our series on decision making errors and traps, we take a quick look at Groupthink theory and the problems it implies for group decision making.
- Procrastination can create chaos in our lives, affecting our success both personally and professionally. Indecisiveness, or delayed decision timing is often attributed to procrastination. In this article we explore how the connected decisions framework can be used to help overcome procrastination.
Strategies, approaches, and special decision situations
Recognizing unique differences in the decision environment can point to the need for different strategies to achieve desired outcomes. These decision making articles suggest improvement opportunities that enable adaptability to specific circumstances.
- Individual decision making is influenced by a number of factors, including personality. In this article we take a look at some decision making approaches to explore how we individually make decisions. Knowing our decision making style can lead to insights for increasing success.
- Decisions affect everything we do and all aspects of our lives. Sometimes those important decisions are made by someone else. In this piece we look at ways to influence decision making, and how to detect and avoid manipulation by us and others.
- Recent events have created a heightened level of uncertainty that can influence both our personal and business decision making. In this popular newsletter, we take a closer look at decision making in uncertainty, and provide some ideas for dealing with choices during uncertain times.
- Connected Decisions has generally focused on large value decisions that can often be complex and have significant consequences. This article addresses small decisions that can lead to unintended consequences in order to consider how they might be addressed in the larger decision framework.
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