Most decisions tend to get made in a climate of fear – where the rank-and-file are afraid to express an opinion that goes against what their bosses think. Fear creates a scarcity of good ideas, and a roadblock where tough issues get deferred rather than solved.
The opposite of fear is hope. In an environment of hope, intelligent teamwork becomes feasible as everyone focuses less on “What should we do?” and more on “How can we achieve what we really want to accomplish?” Hope also allows a group to collaborate together to make a sound decision rather than trying to second guess what the boss wants.
The key, therefore, to making great decisions is to create the kind of environment where teams of people can work together cohesively to generate outstanding results. Great decisions always bring out the best in people and galvanize them to reach for even more impressive results in the future. To create the kind of environment that will foster great decisions, bring more structure and transparency to the way decisions are made.
Specifically, there is a ten-step process for making great decisions which can and should be applied. These steps have been honed by Fortune 500 and high-growth companies over more than a decade of real world experience.
Once you have this ten-step process in place, you can overcome any obstacles which may prevent your organization from making and then implementing great business decisions.