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BSS: Effective Decision Making by Jeremy Kourdi

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Overcoming the Problems of Decision Making

It is often easy to see decision-making flaws, particularly in others, but much harder to remedy them. Most antidotes are common sense and easily recognizable to any experienced manager. However, it is still worth pointing out the solutions and for this reason they are outlined on the following pages.

Potential pitfall

Possible causes

Potential solution

Failure to define the problem—this may lead to the wrong solution being implemented, or the right solution being implemented the wrong way. Either way, the problem persists and potentially worsens.

• Inadequate or insufficient information

• Lack of analysis

• People hiding the truth out of concern, a desire to show their own expertise, or a belief ...

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