Improving your decision making

Do you conduct post-mortems on your projects? How about on your decisions?

Each time you make a decision of any magnitude, write down the outcome you expect. Eventually the outcome will grow to a list that you can revisit. Just as post-mortems make future project better, so this simple process will make your future decisions better.

Peter Drucker gets the credit for this idea:

“Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.”

2 responses to “Improving your decision making

  1. YES! Good thought. Everyone stands to learn from mistakes. If you’re not benchmarking against goals and shortfalls, you’re missing a golden opportunity to improve and innovate.

  2. Pingback: The Key To Personal Improvement | Strategic PPM

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