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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:mkavanagh@preftrain.com