Being in charge of decision making is a potentially daunting task. You are suddenly responsible for the outcome and its consequences. What if something goes wrong and you made a bad decision? That is a lot of responsibility. It is important to learn how to make solid, rational decisions and be confident in the choices you make. Here’s why.
An ethical decision is fair in its responsibility and consideration for others. The process of ethical decision making requires reviewing all available options and eliminating any unethical choices. In turn, what is chosen is the best, most ethical option.
A choice must be both effective and ethical, especially in professional relationships where these decisions build trust and respect. Ethical decisions require sensitivity to issues and examining all the considerations surrounding a decision.
Data driven decision making is the process of making a decision based solely on available data instead of intuition. Team members gather, analyze, and act upon data according to the company’s best interest. This helps to make decisions that aren’t bias-driven on false assumptions.
A lot of decision making in the workplace is a combination of both ethical and data driven decision making, with a little intuition mixed in. When making your choices, it is essential to be confident in your ability to make decisions. A workplace functions on hundreds of decisions every day. Companies can’t afford to have their employees second-guessing decisions all the time. Confident and rational decision making is essential because:
Here are a few steps to help you be more confident in the decisions you make.
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