A soft talent that many of us lack or have not completely mastered is decision-making. Every individual at work, from the entry-level clerk to the senior vice president, must make a decision every day. Even a lazy character must occasionally make a choice, such as how to get out of doing an assignment or how much coffee to drink in a single workday.
Overconfidence will never result in better decision-making. You must start taming this personality feature if you want to be a better worker, manager, or businessperson. Keep in mind that a wise decision-maker is one who is aware that their arrogance may cause serious issues.
Take Decisions Based on Evidence.
Generally speaking, consultants advise organizations to embrace EBM, or evidence-based management. This type of management makes judgements based on empirical data rather than what has previously worked or your gut feeling. If the status quo has failed, it is time to make sure that evidence is used when making judgements.
Look for the Other Side.
People in today’s environment tend to be obstinate and disregard the opposing viewpoint when coming to a decision. Many of us adhere to the principle of “my way or the highway,” which produces a poisonous business culture since employees feel neglected, in spite of all the challenges posed by our coworkers, arguments put up by management, and recommendations given by clients.
You need to confront your own biases with unbiased data and be conscious of your own intentions in order to stop lying to yourself. The most crucial step is to unhesitatingly embrace these realities; else, you’ll be trapped on that treadmill without making any progress.