How to Make a Sensible Decision in the Toughest Situations?

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How to Make a Sensible Decision in the Toughest Situations?
Chloe Xu, Australia, Premium Member
It is easy to be paralyzed for managers when they are forced to make decisions in tough situations, especially in those where they have understood all the facts and done all the analysis, but still cannot figure out what to do. Badaracco (2016) encourages managers to use following practical questions to tackle very tough decisions:
  1. WHAT ARE THE NET, NET CONSEQUENCES of all my options? Open your mind an...

Managers Taking Decisions Alone
Doaa Saayed, Student (University), Lebanon, Member
Very good ideas. The problem is that sometimes managers don't share ideas for the reason that they are the managers and think they can do it all alone...

Making a Tough Decision or Making a Decision in a Tough Situation
Damon Farfan, Manager, United States, Member
I think you make good points to be used for developing a decision making filter to facilitate making a tough or difficult decision. I particularly app...

Level of Authority / Chance of Being Overruled
Ben Mawson-Mole, United Kingdom, Member
This is a good check-list, with a good explanation.
I'd like to follow up on from @Doaa Saayed's comment.

Making a Tough Decision > Advice your Immediate Boss
Shuma Negeri, Manager, Member
Points presented are very interesting. I would like to add one point: the manager shall not forget to advice his/her immediate boss about the decision...

Tenants of Tough Decision Making
CLAUDIUS RWODZI, HR Consultant, Zimbabwe, Member
Decision making is a critical function of every leader, especially tough ones.
Sometimes decisions are accepted (irrespective of their actual con...

Decision Making in Tough Situations
Josephat Olwal Ngesah, Kenya, Member
I like the topic. Maybe we should give examples of tough situations or categorize them since there can be a myriad of tough situations.
Take for ...

What is a Tough Decision?
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
@Josephat Olwal Ngesah: Agree, one good way to categorize "decision making environments" is the

'Tough' Decision Defined
Damon Farfan, Manager, United States, Member
@Jaap de Jonge: Very good point. One of the biggest challenges in decision making is objectively evaluating very sub...

Deciding in Writing
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
The topic, and initial list of points of assistance, are both of great value. May I suggest one other point which could, if correctly implemented, ass...


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