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Have you noticed how slow, inconsistent, and even incoherent most organizational decision-making is?

Have you wondered about what kind of process – if any – really exists for decision-making?

Whether you’re looking at your own organization’s ability to make meaningful decisions quickly, or your client’s inability to make important decisions on a timely basis – there is an epidemic in poor decision-making and poor decision-making process going on.

The quality of decision-making – from the C-level all the way through the organization – is essential to successful growth, effectiveness and results.

What is behind the inability of leaders and organizations – large and small – to make good decisions?  Fundamentally it comes down to a lack of process and focus on what really matters, or a lack of communicating effectively the basis for others to make excellent decisions.

What grabs too much attention is the to-do list, rather than the ultimate most important accomplishments list. When attention on activities gets disconnected from what best serves the vision, mission, and goals you have people running around in overdrive – without accomplishing much that really matters.

This is exactly the opposite of what the best leaders and organizations do.  What the best leaders and organizations strive for is ensuring their decision-making process delivers:

  • Clarity about what is most important
  • Ability to explain why these are the best choices of what is most important
  • Focus on the best and most efficient ways to accomplish what is most important
  • Clear prioritization of activities to achieve these critical outcomes

The inability of a leadership team to clearly articulate and consistently communicate the priority strategic goals – as well as why these are the best choices in fulfilling the vision and mission – is a huge failure.  This is the way to cause hyper-busy activity with way too few results of real value.

Look at your organization – and your clients’ organizations – and see how much clarity you have about the following:

  • The vision – of what we want to see in the next 3 – 5 years when we fully fulfilled our purpose
  • The mission – why we make our most important decisions and choices
  • The top strategic goals – the most important measurements of progress and success

Only when these are clear, in focus, and well aligned can the best decisions be made and followed through on about what to do.

When your to-do list is fully congruent with and serving the accomplishment of your most important goals, mission, and vision, you know you’re working on what matters most.  That is key to great decision making – and most importantly, great results!

If you are ready for more insights, inspiration, and support in elevating your, your team’s, or your organization’s decision making process and most important results – contact me at Info@OptimizeIntl.com, or call (978) 369-4525.  I look forward to helping you accelerate your accomplishments – and ultimate success.

All my best,
Steve