You might heard following phrases several times :
“This is a wrong decision , we should not made this call”
“Why did you not inform us , otherwise we would have made right decision”
“I think if we would have collaborated , we could have made a right call on this issue”
Being a programmer at core , made me see these statements coming out with binary response : “Right” or “Wrong” , but as I travelled through the journey of being a manager and executing more responsibility with years gone by , it has started to make me feel that decisions in itself cannot be so binary in their outcome!
Quality of decision is always known post-facto unless we follow some mystical science of crystal ball gazing! You would have seen that I highlighted a particular term “Quality“. There is a reason to it , because I strongly feel post my experiences that we put lot of pressure on self and others by classifying decision in binary manner.
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We want to remain quick on decision making and at the same time we expect them to be always right , but that is not the case. According to me the spirit and context in which a decision is made , it starts with always being “good” . The intent with which we make decisions is always good , it can only be the case that we evaluate whether our decisions could have “better” and could we make it “best“ call every taken !
It is important that we constantly review out decision outcomes and rank them against this strategy to improve our decision quality.
Happy Decision Making!!