Analysis paralysis is an easy trap to fall into anytime there’s uncertainty. For government employees, that can be said about pretty much every decision you’ll make in your career. Here are some tips and tricks that can help.
Posts Tagged: decision-making
How incoming leaders make decisions will significantly influence the effectiveness of their choices.
Government organizations are at a crossroads between greater demands for services and increasing obstacles to providing those services. In a recent executive report based on a survey of 100 government executives across the globe, IBM proposed that cognitive computing is the answer to some of the challenges that government organizations face. The principle behind cognitive… Read more »
If you are facing a choice that deserves contemplation, try this model of decision-making available for your reference.
By being thoughtful and intentional in their approach, leaders can accelerate the achievement of the new elected president’s priorities, reduce risk, and increase the capacity of agencies to deliver on mission objectives.
How can new leaders quickly gain situational awareness? How can they harness ongoing processes like budget formulation and performance reporting as inputs for decision-making? How can they use and integrate expertise such as risk management and strategic foresight into actionable information?
Today’s leaders rely heavily on data-driven decision making to solve complex problems that have a direct impact on their businesses and their missions. Stakeholder concerns regarding the successful operation of their organization typically revolve around so much more than just data quality that it’s oftentimes overlooked. In reality, data quality is one of the most… Read more »
Are you faced with an ethical dilemma? Work through this handy checklist from CRMlearning based on “Ethics 4 Everyone” by Eric Harvey and Scott Airitam. Before you take action, ask yourself… Is it legal? Does it comply with our rules and regulations? Is it consistent with our organizational values? Will I be guilt-free if I do… Read more »
I’m a data geek. I’ll own that. I love what data can do, what it can inform, what it can tell me. I constantly find myself mentally connecting conversations I’m in and meetings I’m part of to the data that could best inform the discussion or the decisions. It’s a bit of a problem. As… Read more »
Let’s assume that, as an IT leader and decision maker, you understand the importance of clear and efficient communications. Whether with superiors, subordinates, peers, vendors, or customers, good communications are a key ingredient to your success. And you’ve probably read or heard somewhere that 93% or some similar percentage of interpersonal communications are non-verbal; that… Read more »