The first stage in effective decision making is to make sure that your outcomes are 'well formed'.
Well formed outcomes are derived by working through of a set questions that generate a well formed outcome.
Well formed outcomes are described in sensory based, positive terms. This means that unlike SMART objectives, they address both motivation and the impact on others.
If your outcome is poorly formed in your mind or you cannot see it clearly then it is very unlikely that you will achieve it.
Your outcome is well formed if:
The process is likely to be iterative. Whenever you reach a question that you cannot answer positively, you must review the outcome statement and refine it. This is particularly likely in terms of whether achieving it is within your control. Either you must create a new outcome - to obtain necessary resources or permissions - or you must change the outcome to creating the circumstances most likely to enable a successful outcome, rather than the original outcome itself.
Sometimes the question "What stops you"? can reveal something that is fundamental, but surprisingly easy to resolve.
As well as supporting decision making processes, setting well formed outcomes is an excellent basis for delegation. It can also be a key process within coaching.
NOTE: keep repeating this exercise until you can answer all questions satisfactorily.
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