Decision Making

“If the people who make the decisions are the people who will also bear the consequences of those decisions, perhaps better decisions will result.”

John Abrams, from The Company We Keep: Reinventing Small Business for People, Community and Place

This quote needs to be framed and placed in a prominent spot in every office. Many organizations suffer from bad decisions. Many people use the “We have always done it this way” form of management and decision-making. Many businesses have failed due to bad decisions. How does your organization handle decision-making?

What level of management makes the decisions? Does the decision-maker have the knowledge and experience to make the decisions? Does the decision-maker know how the operations work? Do workers, at a minimum, have input in the decision-making process? Take a look at your organization’s decision-making process and answer these questions.

Better decisions lead to better results. Better results lead to success. Be successful!

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