To avoid making bad decisions, it is important to understand the nuances of process that’s behind some of your decisions and asking the right questions.
Did you ever struggle with some seemingly unresolvable problem? We always come across problem situations in all sizes and shapes where some problems keep reappearing no matter what you do. Such problems are not only difficult to handle, but also waste lot of resources be it individual or organisational. With as many problems as we…
Everyday you make many decisions that have a deep impact on your personal or professional life. Most of the times, we tend to make decisions by not knowing what really motivates us towards a particular decision as we focus our attention on what’s important. However, knowing what really drives our decisions is important for an…
As much as we like to think we are rational beings with sound judgment and being reasonable, very often we make irrational choices and poor decisions because of various biases that are hard-wired into our subconscious.
Failing to recognise such errors leads to fault reasoning and distorted judgments and ultimately affect our work performance, personal or professional relationships.
How often do you find yourself overwhelmed with your decisions in uncertain situations?
Uncertainty influences our personal and professional decision making where we are forced to make decisions involving risk. Amid crisis, it can be tempting to think of only the ‘here and now,’ and not long-term.
How often do you fail to judge your own capacity to risk and what comfort zones are limiting you?
Rethink your risk-taking capability.
Know your pros and cons
How you make tough choices often shapes your workplace decision-making culture. Blindly following your perception of what’s right or wrong can lead to poor or faulty decision-making and sometimes to decision avoidance.
Feedback need not be always intimidating, negative, demoralising or disheartening. When done in the right way and with right intention, it paves way for personal improvement, problem-solving and change. Here is how to give corrective feedback.
Are you stuck with your conflicting attitudes and beliefs? Conflicting cognition can be mentally exhausting and anxiety-inducing which most of us tend to ignore. Resolving it creates clarity in our decision-making.
How often do you make decisions based on fear that make you go down the slow, comfortable road that stunts your progress where you can’t make changes for growth and improvement.
Some strategies to avoid fear-based decisions.
Are your inadequate thinking habits the reason for your inability to put things right or solve certain difficult problems or situations? What is your preferred way of thinking-is it problem-oriented or solution-oriented?
There is a very fine line between influence and manipulation. What can you do to more consistently use influence in your efforts to persuade others?
Constant decision-making leads to decreased self-control, decision avoidance and less accuracy in making right choices. Explore these simple changes you can make towards achieving a simple and more organised lifestyle to overcome decision fatigue.
“Too often we … enjoy the comfort of opinions without the discomfort of thought.”– J.F.Kennedy Each one of us perceive and understand the problems, events and circumstances of our lives in different ways based on our thoughts, beliefs and habitual behaviours that we cultivate on a daily basis. How we think affects everything from our…
Sometimes we get so caught up in the details of life, we fail to recognise incongruence between what we claim to value and the actions we take.
How do your lchoices represent your primary life values?