We tend to train new staff heavily on content (policies, laws and procedures) but not much on the craft (meetings, communication and briefings). That limits what actually gets done.
Posts Tagged: decision-making
Can you think of a time you made a decision without all the information you would have liked to have at your disposal? The reality is that we make decisions like these every day in both personal and professional contexts.
How can we make smart decisions that will impact an entire team, city, or nation? To improve your decision-making skills, follow these six tips.
Far too often we make bad decisions because we fail to take the right perspective. Zooming out and creating emotional, physical, and time-based distance from our decisions is proven to unlock better decision-making.
Government and industry leaders must be cognizant of the prevalence of decision-making heuristics and the potential downside of relying on them.
The general rule of great delegators is to push decision-making authority to the lowest level possible within an organization. Reason being, that is where the best information lives to inform that decision. However, real life is not so simple.
Awareness of when and how cognitive biases impact us is paramount to staving off our ever-present lazy brain.
As a government employee, you are here to serve. The public entrusts you with their hard-earned tax dollars to seek optimum solutions, act in their best interest, and represent them with honesty and integrity. It is easy to lose sight of this when the needs of superiors, coworkers, and the public are in conflict.
Success in business and life is largely determined by the choices that we make. Here are ways you can improve your decision-making process.
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.