A decision means making a choice or reaching a conclusion. Many skills are involved including: logical thinking, sequential thinking, creativity, sourcing analytic abilities, being sensitive to others and assertiveness.
Did you know that there is a cognitive disorder whereby people cannot make decisions? They cannot choose from options and will procrastinate to eternity. This program will give you insights into the psychology of decision making. As a result your people will be equipped with cognitive tools to make better quality decisions.
How to frame your decisions.
How to develop criteria for making effective decisions.
How to prevent your personality style from being a controlling force.
How to assess your decision making results.
How to use cause and effect diagrams.
How to compare alternatives.
How to be objective in decision making.
How to use emotion effectively when making decisions.
How to present decisions credibly.
How to use participative decision making.
How to move away from symptomatic workplace responses.
“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” -Mark Twain
Key learning outcomes
At the conclusion of this program participants will possess the skills to:
Alternate thinking styles to see the bigger picture.
Alternate between myopic and broad vision – situational thinking.
Filter substandard information.
Use fishbone diagram as a problem solving tool.
Use concept maps to structure information.
Use alternative thinking tools to reach different conclusions.
Link critical decision making skills to quality leadership skills.
Influence workplace stakeholder’s techniques.
Be more politically aware of decision making structures.
Reach agreement when deciding by committees and teams.
Select a hierarchy of values for complex decision making.
Analyse case studies.
Understand the 4 dimensions of every quality decision in history.
Understand cultural differences in decision making.
Learn how to speed up procrastinators.
Use measurement metrics to test the strength of a decision.
Search for truisms in your decision framing.
Track down information that is the most meaningful, practical and purposeful.
Develop your thinking styles.
Be more aware of how conditions cloud some thinking styles.
Would you like to attend this program?
For maximum effectiveness, this program is best conducted as an in-house program.
Ideal group size: 4 – 12 participants.
Venue: For your convenience, you can choose to conduct this program at your business premises. Alternatively, we can provide a training venue at a small additional cost.
Duration: This program can be adapted to meet your requirements.
Cost: Price on request.
Target Audience: Supervisors, Team Leaders and Management.