Build Your Career Decision By Ramon Greenwood
Do you dislike making decisions and avoid challenge whenever you can?
Take heart. Look around and you will find you have plenty of company.
Management psychologists Irving L. Janis and Leon Mann say people tend to be “reluctant decision makers” because they are “beset by conflict, doubts and worry.” They explain that people “seek relief by procrastinating, rationalizing and denying responsibility” in making choices.
This human tendency creates a big vacuum. Its name is opportunity!
"Organizations cannot function, certainly cannot succeed, without good decision-makers. Organizations reward those men and women who are willing and able to fill those roles," according to Ramon Greenwood, senior career counselor at www.CommonSenseAtWork.com
Therefore, opportunities are available for those who are willing and able to come to grips with decision-making. It's very essence of management. Success depends on being confident and reasonably comfortable with process. Of course, success also requires a good batting average of right decisions. That doesn't mean you have to be right all of time; it means be right more often than wrong.
Why People Shy Away From Decisions
It helps to understand some of reasons why people dislike making decisions.
All decisions encompass some degree of irrevocability. Once a decision has been made there is no returning to square one. There is a price tag attached to every decision. There are bound to be winners and losers.
Decisions expose us to attention. We may lack confidence in our ability to make decisions. We may not know how to make decisions.
These facts of life breed kinds of stress that make some people so uncomfortable they had rather let others call shots and take home rewards. Others are willing to stick their heads in sand and let issues go unresolved.
How To Make Better Decisions
You can improve your tolerance for making decisions and do a better job at it by embracing a few common sense ideas.
It is important to realize that although each decision carries with it certain consequences, no outcome is likely to be raging success or unmitigated catastrophe we tend to imagine.