Decision-making does not have to be hard. Even complex decisions can be easy with the right approach.
The problem is not the decision. It is our process. Too often we jump to the decision too quickly. We collect, analyze, and discuss data BEFORE fully understanding what we are trying to figure out. This leads to a lot of wasted time and effort.
The key to efficient and effective decision-making is alignment. You need alignment between the data and your decision. And you need alignment between all the people making the decision.
Before you even collect, analyze, or discuss data, you need to:
- Determine the criteria that will be used to make the decision
- Understand the questions you need to answer to assess those criteria
- Get everyone involved in the decision to agree on the criteria and questions
Our Decision-Breakdown Process will help your team define their criteria, generate their questions, and build consensus.
It doesn’t matter how good your data, analysis, insights, or story are. If they are not aligned with the way people make the decision, they won’t matter.
The Decision-Breakdown Tree
The decision-breakdown tree simplifies your decisions. It breaks large, complex decisions into small, simple decisions. That makes it easier to know what data you need and stay focused on in. We can work with your team to build and create consensus on how your organization is making its decisions.