Making The Right Decision As A Leader
|Career : Leadership|
One method that you can use is quite simple, but also effective. It is called the pros and cons list.
What you do is get a piece of paper and those who understand the project best - your direct reports or lower down if necessary.
Then get them and yourself to brainstorm the various pros and cons of the decision on either side.
Note that the length of the list alone is not enough, what you then need to do is qualify how significant each one is. If there is a massive con, for instance it will take up the time of 50% of your workforce for three months meaning you can't do other projects, that clearly offsets some minor pro.
After going through the list exhaustively you should have very good rational reasons to justify your decision whichever side it lands, and then communicate this to those below you.
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