Efficiency is the name of the game at Agents of Efficiency (obviously) so we’re making it even more efficient for you to improve your business. Every week, we sort through all the boring stuff to bring you the best tips from the wide world of the web. For this week’s #2tips4tues, we examine two factors that will help you distinguish good vs bad decision-making.
Entrepreneur, Jeff Boss highlights self awareness as a critical component to making sound decisions. Going into a decision with full awareness of your intentions and reasoning is of paramount importance. “For a decision to positively impact others or foster opportunity, you need to be cognizant of when you’re operating within your circle of influence and when you’re pushing its boundaries.” Self awareness also ensures you’re making a decision for the right reasons rather than because you’re feeling pressured, afraid, or impatient.
“An effective decision empowers others to act.” Look for ways in which your decision could create a positive ripple effect. Perhaps it will help your employees do their job better, save time, inspire customers to engage more with your product, or any number of other things. A good decision allows for immediate expansion – whether it involves dropping what isn’t working or including more of what does work. To put it another way, a good decision makes space for your business to become more aligned with your vision.