Be a strong decision maker! Follow these simple ways
Decision-making is a big matter, perhaps the most important part of business management. We come across lots of directors, managers, and leaders who could not decide or feel anxious regarding the outcomes of the decision after taking a decision.
If this happens frequently, a culture of indecision spreads like a cyclone in every department of an organization. If subordinates realize that his boss is not an able decision-maker or most of the time takes a wrong path, what lesson do they get?
As a decision-maker of your organization or if you are in a top position, you cannot remain indecisive or depend on others for decisions. Both air wrong messages that may not fetch anything good.
Your decision-making ability as the boss decides your ability and acceptance to the subordinates. As a CEO or vice president or manager, you have to take different kinds of decisions almost every day. So, you have to be an able decision-maker. Here are three fundamentals that you should follow to become an effective decision-maker:
Create deadlines for each decision
It may seem tough to stick to a deadline primarily but more you make this a habit, easier for you to take a decision within a deadline.
Whenever you feel that the decision is going to be difficult, always set a deadline for you to come to a decision. Whenever that deadline comes to an end, take the decision. Sometimes that decision may be wrong or less effective but that is far better than remaining indecisive.
Taking decision within a deadline increases your confidence. It cheers up the employees as they know their boss is a time-bound decision-maker. Practicing in this way will also make you an able decision maker eventually. Overall, the performance of your organization or department will increase multiple times.
You need not be perfect. You have to keep the business running
Plenty of examples could be set that shows very simple and mediocre people excel smoothly and achieve milestones in their respective industries even with limited resources. This happens because these business people know they have to keep their business rolling. As business roles, you will experience the ups and downs. And as you experience ups and downs, you will find the best practices. Indecisive CEOs, vice presidents, and managers don’t experience all these; hence, they could not fix the issues. They lose efficient employees because no career-oriented employee would like to work with these kinds of CEOs, vice presidents, or managers.
Empower subordinates to make their own decisions
Don’t let people depend on you on every single matter. If you are a micromanager or you keep all powers centralized, people in your organization will depend on your decisions on every single matter even when they have the capacity to make decisions on many smaller matters. This creates a huge problem in all types of organizations. As a leader, you should inculcate the habit of taking decisions and you should watch whether people are making rational decisions or not? You should intervene only when a decision seems irrational to you. If you interfere in every decision, you will not only spoil others’ targets and demean others’ abilities but also find no time for taking major decisions or accomplishing your jobs within the deadlines. The more you empower others, the more they become efficient and high performers.