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1 Identify a problem or opportunity
The first step is to recognise a problem or to see opportunities that may be worthwhile.
How worthwhile will it be to solve this problem or realise this opportunity?
2 Gather information
What is relevant and what is not relevant to the decision?
What do you need to know before you can make a decision, or that will help you make the right one?
Who knows, who can help, who has the power and influence to make this happen (or to stop it)?
3 Analyze the situation
What alternative courses of action may be available to you?
What different interpretations of the data may be possible?
4 Develop options
Generate several possible options.
Be creative and positive.
Ask “what if” questions.
How would you like your situation to be?
5 Evaluate alternatives
What criteria should you use to evaluate?
Evaluate for feasibility, acceptability and desirability.
Which alternative will best achieve your objectives?
6 Select a preferred alternative
Explore the provisional preferred alternative for future possible adverse consequences.
What problems might it create?
What are the risks of making this decision?
7 Act on the decision
Put a plan in place to implement the decision.
Have you allocated resources to implement?
Is the decision accepted and supported by colleagues?
Are they committed to making the decision work?