How do you go about making a decision?

feetWhen making a decision that will change your processes at work, who do you talk to in order to make the right decision? Are you speaking to the same people surrounding you or are you reaching out to individuals that could help you to make the right decision?

Most employees will keep reaching to the same individuals when it comes to helping them make the right decisions. But do you feel those individuals have the knowledge or the expertise to help you?
In some cases, yes, in others not so much.

What drives you to reach out to the same individuals? Is it because they are agreeable with you every time? Is their motivation for the best interest of the company?
What if you look in your department and see who actually has the expertise or knowledge to provide you the best solution.

Are you ready and willing to work directly with that person? If not, what’s holding you back?
Sometimes perception about individuals can be erroneous, you could be pleasantly surprise when working with subordinates you are not accustomed to and discover you have more in common with them than you thought.  Having an open mind while working together can makes a huge difference. Solutions can come as a breeze.

Are you open to hear what others have to say? Leading a department or a company you need to be opening to hear everyone. You do not have to agree with everything presented to you, but by listening to all the suggestions you can open the possibilities for the best solution to appear. Changes come with open communication. Sometimes the least individuals can bring the best solution to your problems.

Empowering individuals to communicate openly can move a department or a company to the next level. Everyone has a different perspective on how to resolve issues. Sometimes a combination of different views can generate the best solution. This is called team work. Do not make it as a competition but as a collaboration. Most individuals will be willing to participate if they feel it is a collaboration.

Solution can come in different ways, but the driver is how to get to that solution. Having a collaborative environment with open communication is key to success. You shouldn’t involve a few but everyone. You never know who has the right solution for you. The more collaboration you have between co-workers the better the harmony in your department. You can close the gap between co-workers and have a harmonious environment.

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