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Making Decisions? Read These 14 Tips


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  1. Involve colleagues who see the world differently from you.
  2. Fight the temptation to solve today's problem with yesterdays solution
  3. Solve problems with a win-win orientation
  4. Solicit information from individuals affected by the decision
  5. Make sure you are solving the right problem
  6. Consider as many solution as possible.
  7. Realize that even the best solution may open the door to new problems.
  8. If you are using hard data as the basis of your decision, verify the numbers.
  9. When you make a decision affecting others, share the reason behind the decision.
  10. Think in terms of satisfying, not optimization.
  11. Ask a lot of questions.
  12. Learn from prior decisions
  13. Ask for criticism.
  14. Recognize your personal decision making bias