Helping you make wise decisions in your life

When did you last regret a decision you made? Can you envision where you would be today if you had made that decision differently? Imagine what you could achieve in your life, in your business and even in the world if you could always think, decide and act with true wisdom. The good news is, you can. With the right tools and techniques you can learn how to make decisions that have the most positive impact on all concerned.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Good Decision

How do you make a good decision without too much emotional bias? There are two decision making strategies, vigilant and hypervigilant. Under a vigilant decision making process the decision maker:
* Thoroughly scans all available information,
* Scans information in a systematic and sequential manner,
* Devotes a consistent amount of attention to each data point, and
* Reviews all alternatives before making a decision.

Research suggests that in the real world a hypervigilant decision making process is actually more effective. The decision maker:
* Scans only that information needed to make an assessment,
* Scans information in any sequence,
* Rapidly attends to selected data points, and
* Reviews needed information only when required.

The idea is to get more flexible in your decision making strategies. Work out when it’s best to use a simpler, hypervigilant strategy, and when the situation and available time allows you to apply a more analytical vigilant decision making process.

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