- Daily Zen
Leaders make every effort to be decisive. But many times, their well-reasoned decisions are reassessed by bosses and colleagues, or are even ignored. So how to make sure that you stop second guessing your decisions and that your decision stick?
Here are some of the reasons why your decisions don’t stick and hinder your decisions making ability by second guessing already made decisions and indecisiveness:
You need to make sure that you involve all the members whose opinion and agreement in the decision matters. Whether it is a junior team member or a senior one, if they are the ones to implement the decisions, they should have their say in the decision-making process.
Ascertain a new rule at the commencement that “Silence means agreement.” If a person does not state his or her opinions in clear words and is silent instead, that would be taken as that person agrees with the decision. No member, however, senior or at the top position should be allowed to remain indecisive once the decision is already made.
First of all, identify the person who is accountable for execution of the decision and make sure that he agrees with the decision and has a clear idea about the reasons and intent of the decision. Then, set a timeline: a date when the decision will be made, a date till which all the members will be informed about the decision, a date when implementation will be started, and a date at which the execution should be completed. Lastly, maintain periodic checkpoints to make sure that you are heading towards the right way.