As always say that your today’s problems are yesterday’s wrong decision, so take right decision today. Decision making process a not so simple as it appears on surface. Decision making is all about opting for one course of action from several available, pro-actively to optimize a situation or outcome and not let it happen by default. As a professional you must be involved in decision making process in day to day affairs. From hiring a person, assessing his suitability to deciding about his promotion and placing him on right growth track. How many times you analyze your decision and their impact. Some times you will procrastinate on making a decision because you are not clear on what you really want. Other times it is because the unknown factors of how a decision may affect you and your ability in the future. Some times you need to dread emotion as a signal to think twice before taking the decision. Some times you use your gut instincts in decision making and some times you simply decide not to take a decision at all just simply to keep the problems under the carpet for others to decide and resolve in future. What kind of decision maker you are? Red . . Yellow . . Or Green . .? what mean about these categories is that, the individuals who often feel frozen in fear when required to make a decision, such individuals are resistant to change and keep themselves away from making decision. They tend to have the rug pulled out from under them before they will move to safer platform. These individuals are categories as RED... Means always want to stay away and not to move forward. Individuals who are caution oriented and look both ways venturing into flow of activities, they normally weigh the pros and cons of any given situation before deciding. Such people are categorized as YELLOW... Means always want to be rationale in decision making. Third categories of professionals are of adventuresome type. They jump on the decision without looking left and right thinking that all will go well. They are fast and take risks in decision making. These are categorized as GREEN... Means never lowering their speed and moving fast in the lane. They are always in hurry. These categories indicate rigid characteristics of professionals.
Remember, life doesn’t always seem to allow a retreat or retake option in decision making. Some times we are too emotionally connected to the situation to see clearly all the details involve in making a perfect decision. The time to make decision we take, throw us into next live situation which may be positive or negative.
Indecision arises out of fear of the unknown, of an error, of being proved wrong. It is almost an automatic response and managers get indecisive when they do not know what lies ahead. To get read of indecisiveness, following are the few means:
Avoid decision making errors:
Check your decision making ability:
At the end answer the following questions and decide yourself how confident and able you are in decision making: