4 Things Every Decision Needs
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Author/Source: Sam Luce
Here are four things that every decision needs before it can be considered a real decision.
I love Peter Drucker- he was in many ways a man before his time. I try to re-read his management classic “The Effective Executive” each year. One of the things I am struck with every time I read it is the realization that I often make decisions that really are not decisions they are emphatic hopes. Love how Drucker gives 4 things every decision needs before it can be considered a real decision. I hope this helps you as much as it helps me.
Every decision needs:
- The name of the person accountable for carrying it out
- The deadline
- The names of the people who will be affected by the decision and therefore have to know about, understand, and approve it – or at least not be strongly opposed to it.
- The names of the people who have to be informed of the decision, even if they are not directly affected by it
As I honestly think back to every sideways decision I have made, I missed one or more of these steps. May all your decisions be good ones!