Understanding how you make strategic decisions in Business
Whether you are a business owner, CEO or managing director, understanding what drives your decision making is critical. Without a framework or point of reference, how can you be fully confident you are making the best decision for the right reasons?
Think Beyond recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr Sherril Kennedy from Kennedy Business Solutions and undertook a Decision & Interaction Analysis (DIA). This analysis provides an insight into the way you approach a decision by identifying how you apportion your energy between various thinking processes.
As a marketing management consultancy based in Cheshire, Think Beyond has a particular interest in business and marketing strategy, creating marketing plans with goals, activities and KPIs to get the best return on investment (ROI) for your marketing budget. Understanding our approach to decisions helps us to understand how our clients make decisions with their marketing and lead generation.
Dr Kennedy states that “Our thinking pattern is unique to each individual. DIA highlights where we put the emphasis when making decisions, the impact this is likely to have and the extent to which we need to share our thinking. Feedback enables the individual to understand why they do what they do and equips them to modify their approach to achieve a different outcome. The Decision & Interaction Analysis is non-judgemental and provides a great insight in both a work or personal context”.
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The stages of decision making
Every decision can be broken down as follows:
- Researching – fact-finding, probing, problem-solving, assessing different ways of achieving the required outcome
- Intending – resolve, building a case, weighing up options, evaluating
- Committing – seizing the moment, getting it done, checking progress, learning lessons from the past.
Each of these stages is further divided to reveal the 12-stage model of decision making.
We found the most interesting aspect of the DIA to be the analysis of the likely impact of the emphasis you place at each stage of the decision process i.e. it demonstrates via a handy colour-coding where we over-emphasise some aspects of our decisions or pay little attention to a particular area. Whatever our individual focus, it will bring strengths to the process and highlight development needs.
You can read more about the decision making solutions on offer by visiting www.kennedy-gooding.com or by telephone on 01335 346 444.
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