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Making Decisions

Harvard Business School Press Pocket Mentor


Published: 18th November 2008
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As a manager, you make countless decisions every day. Some are straightforward, such as assigning a team member to a project. Others are far more complex, such as determining how to handle an under-performing product line. How can you boost the odds of making the best decisions for your organization? Treat decision-making as a process.

This volume reveals key strategies for handling each step in the process.

About the Author

Content is sourced from the Harvard ManageMentor modules. The Pocket Mentor Series offers immediate solutions to common challenges managers face on the job every day. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real life examples to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills.

Mentor's Message: The Business Value of
Making Smart Decisions
Making Decisions: The Basicsp. 1
What Is Decision Making?: A preview of the steps managers must follow to make decisions effectivelyp. 3
Setting the Stage: How to lay the groundwork for successful decision makingp. 7
Recognizing Obstacles: Strategies for handling the inevitable challenges you'll encounterp. 17
Framing the Issue at Hand: Advice for identifying an issue's causes and clarifying your objectivesp. 23
Generating Alternatives: Suggestions for coming up with potential courses of actionp. 31
Evaluating Alternatives: Tactics for determining the best course of actionp. 37
Making the Decision: Ideas for arriving at a final choicep. 37
Communicating the Decision: Suggestions for informing others of the decisionp. 53
Implementing the Decision: Recommendations for putting the decision into actionp. 57
Assessing Your Decision-Making Process: Ideas for learning from - and improving - your decision makingp. 63
Tips and Toolsp. 71
Tools for Making Decisions: Worksheets to help you set the stage for making a decision, plan a brainstorming session, evaluate alternatives, communicate a decision you've made, and assess your teams decision-making processp. 73
Test Yourselfp. 83
To Learn Morep. 91
Sources for Making Decisionsp. 99
Notesp. 101
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ISBN: 9781422128718
ISBN-10: 1422128717
Series: Harvard Pocket Mentor
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 100
Published: 18th November 2008
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.1