How to Avoid Decision-Making Paralysis Skillbook


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To be good at your job, whatever it is, you need to be able to make good decisions. More importantly, you need to make decisions when you’re under time pressure, and when you don’t have all of the information that you might want about the alternatives.

If you search for the perfect decision in these situations, or for one that satisfies everyone involved, then you’re going to find it hard and you may get stuck. In other words, you’ll have entered “decision-making paralysis.”

This Skillbook looks at how to avoid decision-making paralysis. In it, you’ll learn:

  • That no decision is ever perfect.
  • How to make timely and effective decisions using techniques like Paired Comparison Analysis and Decision Matrix Analysis.
  • Gain confidence in your ability to make decisions, despite uncertainty.

By the end of this Skillbook, you’ll know how to make decisions confidently, efficiently and effectively.

16 pages.

This workbook is a downloadable product. 

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