Today I want to talk about two modes of decision making.

The first mode is situational decision-making. Here it’s important to employ quality standards, whether they are the four keys (i.e. safety to efficiency as previously discussed) or something similar. Furthermore, you want to make sure you’re not relying on intuition alone. The tighter your checklists on the front end, the better your on the spot decision-making will be.

The second mode is long-term decision-making. Here you want to define objectives and purpose in a way that’s clear to everyone. Ask yourself is this plan something I can easily communicate back when it’s questioned? If not, chances are the moment-by-moment decision-making along the way will be compromised. Since this type of decision-making often involves complex variables, using a matrix to gauge various impacts, resource consumption, and exit strategies can prove beneficial.