Decision Making Steps

Powerful Decision Making Steps



See why the powerful combination of these 3 decision making steps, provide a broader and balanced perspective needed for confident decisions.

Each Indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days… What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This is the moment of truth, so take your time. Then make up your mind and start your business today! Once you successfully finished writing your business plan, it’s time to evaluate the information gathered.

What does it tell you about your business idea?

How do you actually evaluate results and make good assumptions?

How do you know your plan will indeed lead to a more likely success?

Good decision making involves balanced information assessment, as well as broad perspectives. Evaluate the information in your business plan from logical and creative viewpoints.

Create a powerful combination of both perspectives using mind mapping.  This exercise will help you make more balanced, reliable, and effective decisions.

I would basically use the next 3 decision making steps or activities. They help see the big picture from every angle possible and could keep you from making the wrong assumptions about information on your business plan.

Critical Thinking:

Evaluating from a logical or analytical perspective. Decisions on what to do or what to believe are made by focusing on analytical and rational thinking. These critical thinking activities use the information gathered,
experience, observation and reasoning to make decisions.

It not only helps with decision making, but also with problem solving. This approach focuses on logic (left brain perspective). Gather data systematically and fit it together.

Creative Decision Making:

In addition, you’ll need to see things from an opposite perspective. It involves looking at a decision or challenge from all viewpoints possible than what you usually you do.

For instance, see the information from an emotional, intuitive, positive, negative, pros and cons, and out of the box points of view.

It is sometimes non-logical because it uses our own assumptions, opinion, imagination, creativity, intuition, risk taking, and experimenting.

Learn more about decision making here and then come back.

Mind Mapping:

Now it is time to put both perspectives together and see the big picture from every angle.

This way you won’t miss anything or make the wrong assumptions.

A mind map is similar to a flow chart and it is used to represent ideas from different angles.

Logical ideas (left brain) and intuitive ideas (right brain) can be linked to and arranged around a central key point.

The powerful combination of these 3 decision making steps gives structure to scattered thoughts and ideas. It organizes them in such a way as to enable confident decision making.