Decision making is an on-going process in every business;
large or small.
Having critical thinking skills allows one to ascertain the
problem and come up with a solution that is beneficial to the
company and its employees.
Managers have to make decisions every day, and the process used
in making a decision is important to their bottom line.
The inability to define one’s position in any given situation
can ultimately affect not only the company, but the manager as
Looked upon as an indecisive leader, a manager’s failure to
make a decision can cause chaos among employees, and interrupt
the overall production and efficiency of the staff.
Conversely, a manager who not only has common sense, but has
the ability to act quickly in any given situation is viewed more
favorably among the employees.
Decision making does not allow for second guessing. A manager
must make the determination based on the facts presented, and
proceed with a quick and professional judgment.
So too, a manager cannot make a decision and then
subsequently change that decision because of how he or she may
be perceived. A good manager has to keep somewhat of a distance
from his or her employees so that the decision making process is
not skewed or looked upon as favoritism.
Moreover, a manager has to maintain fairness when making
decisions. It has to be unbiased and appropriate to the
situation. Arbitrarily making decisions based on hearsay or
unsolicited information is unprofessional, and shows a lack of
trust and confidence - not only in themselves but in their work
force as well.
While one can acquire good leadership skills, it takes an innate
sense within one’s own character to be able to make decisions
unencumbered by any one person or situation.
Employees look to managers to make competent decisions which
have a positive effect on the company. Without these decision
making skills, one’s leadership can be called into question.