3 Steps to Better Decision Making

In business, we’re faced with decisions every day. Thankfully, there are a number of tactics you can employ to improve your decision-making skills.

Distance yourself – The concept of “sleeping on it” carries weight. By even taking merely minutes more to make a decision, you can improve the quality of your choices. This extra time of consideration enables our brains to focus on information most relevant to our decision, while tuning out irrelevant distractors. Delay your decision to increase your odds of a better outcome.

Make a list – Rather than keeping all of the facts in your head, jot them down digitally or on paper to provide you with a clearer picture. Write down the pros, cons, and anything else that comes to mind regarding your decision. Seeing all of the data laid out before you will provide much-needed clarity.

Consider the worst – “Negative visualization” involves dreaming up the worst-case scenario that could result from your decision. By visualizing the potential costs of your options, you’ll be in a better position to weigh the risks involved and make a more educated decision.

Making decisions is unavoidable. Utilizing these strategies can help you make better choices for your business.