Making work decisions is no easy task. It’s something that needs a lot of thought into it. And as an executive in a company, one hopes that the decision made is the best one. However, there is no guarantee that any decision made will work out. But don’t worry! There is a simple routine that you can do to make tough work decisions.

BE INFORMED

Whether it’s a decision that needs to make quickly or a decision that takes, it’s important that you need to have all the facts first. Gather as much information as possible. Take advice from your team and experienced colleagues. Check the information you have and ask yourself if it will be good for the company. Take the time to fully understand the matter at hand. Doing so will lead to a more knowledgeable decision.

CHECK FOR OTHER POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

You have to understand that there is always another solution to a particular situation. What other potential options do you have? Have backup plans. In fact, you should have backup plans to your backup plans. It’s vital for your decision-making skills. It’s better to consider other option in case the first option you decided on doesn’t work out, you have another plan to quickly put into action in an emergency.

BE FIRM IN YOUR DECISION

Yes, it’s hard to decide but once you’ve made your decision, you should stand by it. Don’t hesitate and be confident in it. After all, making work decisions confidently will assure your colleagues that you’ve made a worthwhile decision; that you have the commitment and resolution that the decision made is for the benefit of everyone and of the company.

THINK LONG-TERM

You should keep in mind that the decision you make has a lasting effect, not only just for the company, but also for your colleagues. Look at the bigger picture. What are the pros and cons of each of your option? Would it give a long term or short term benefit? These are the questions that you should have in mind.

LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST, ACCEPT THAT THERE IS NO RIGHT ANSWER

There is no perfect answer. Whatever it is that you have to decide on, you should know this. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. The only thing that you could do is to make the best decision that you can according to the information you currently have at the time.

Of course, making work decision is hard. But by following these tips, you can ensure that you can make the best possible decision at the time. If you’re still having a hard time, you can take our Team Leader Training Course to better equip yourself with your job. You can contact us at info@itrainsolutions.com or call us at (02) 463 4388.