Our reader poll today asks: How quickly does your organization make decisions?
– Very — we get to decisions quite rapidly: 11.32%
– Somewhat — we get to decisions with some delays: 29.11%
– Not very — our decision-making process is slow: 43.94%
– Not at all — it takes us forever to make a decision: 15.63%
Time for a change of style. Part of the reason your decision making processes are slow are likely attributable to the decision making style you’re using. Many times we default to a consensus-based style. It’s inclusive. It gets everyone agreeing. It takes forever because no one ever agrees. It’s also infrequently the best style to choose. If you focus on improving how you choose a decision making style, the speed of your decision making should accelerate.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 200,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.