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.
Plan of action
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 understand the nature of decision making.
- How to work effectively with gut feeling.
- 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.
- Remain objective.
- 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.
If you would like more information on this training program, please contact: Melinda Kavanagh - Marketing Manager 03 9805 8000 Email:email@example.com