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Problem Analysis and Decision Making Best Practices

Take an analytical approach to become a more effective decision maker.

GK# 2244

Course Overview

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Most people are not naturally good decision makers. They tend to make decisions based on instinct rather than taking a reasoned approach. Effective decision makers analyze the underlying problem and take a systematic approach to the decision-making process. In this course, you'll explore a structured way to approach and analyze problems, and you'll learn how to apply best practices to the decision-making process.

Virtual short courses do not include materials or headsets.

What You'll Learn

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  • Why reasoned decision making is superior to instinctive decision making
  • How to analyze a problem
  • The factors that affect decision quality
  • How to apply best practices to each step in the decision-making process

Outline

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1. Introduction

  • Instinctive Decision Making vs. Reasoned Decision Making
  • The Human Element
  • Barriers to Reasoned Decision Making

2. Problem Analysis

  • Slow Down
  • Think Critically
  • Restate the Problem
  • Focus on Major Factors
  • Collaborate
  • Be Creative
  • Structure the Analysis
  • Ask "What If?"

3. Decision-Making Best Practices

  • Decision-Making Process
  • Decision Quality
  • Decision Steps vs. Quality
  • Judging Decision Quality
  • Three Sources of Error
  • Define the Problem
  • Identify Alternatives
  • Compare Alternatives
  • Understanding Decisions
  • Making the Right Decision

Who Should Attend

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All professionals

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 1 day

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