What is Decision Making?

Decision making is the ability to make high-quality decisions based on limited information.

Someone who is high in this Talent is able to:

  • Clearly explain their reasoning for a decision to the necessary parties
  • Demonstrate confidence in and advocate for a decision once it is made
  • Implement plans that are designed to avoid critical errors
  • Take calculated risks in the pursuit of company interests

Decision Making is composed of the competencies:

  • Acting with Confidence: Making decisions confidently, decisively, with positivity, and with a clear rationale.
  • Evaluating Consequences of Decisions: Listing, considering, and evaluating consequences before making decisions.
  • Generating Alternative Solutions: Defining the problem, collecting information and ideas, and considering alternatives before making decisions.
  • Taking Responsibility for Outcomes: Accepting responsibility for unintended consequences and incorporating criticism and feedback to avoid future mistakes.

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