In this final article, we wrap up the series with a couple of final tips, and information on how to continue developing your decision-making skills.
At the time of writing this, working from home is a new environment for a lot of businesses and employees, even for those who have already had a remote working component to their job or organisation. The fact that everyone (internal and external) is working from home is new. Physical teams have been broken up and, in that sense, everybody is individual. Using the decision-making techniques that have been covered in this series, you can ensure you are making robust decisions, on your own, and with others.
In the previous articles in the series we covered:
- Why decision-making is harder in different working environments and what to do about it
- How to make better, more robust decisions
- Why challenging assumptions is crucial
- How to make Win-Win Decision
Take a moment now to go and read these or refresh your familiarity with the different concepts and techniques discussed.
Applying these decision-making tips in other areas
In addition to applying these techniques to the working from home environment, you can also apply these to any decision-making you do. In fact, it’s a really good idea to! Whether it’s a personal decision or a new direction for the team or the business, the decision-making techniques can help you make better, more robust decisions.
Most of us were forced into the situation we’re in now. We’ve had to quickly change a lot of the things that we were doing previously. In particular, we’ve had to challenge the underlying beliefs and assumptions we have about how we work together as teams. Now the chaos has settled a little, start looking at some of the things you haven’t been forced to challenge but that you choose to challenge. This is a chance to improve not just your own decision-making, but also the choices that your team and your business make.
Developing your decision-making skills further
If you’re interested in learning tools to support these techniques and developing your decision-making skills further, we recommend completing our online course, The Thinking Foundations. In the course, we take a more in-depth look at developing fluency in decision-making tools and techniques. You can access this course by getting in touch with us.