May 3, 2021 As a new manager many years ago, decision making came at me as a strange mix of hurry up and slow down. Over the years I have learned (and I'll admit had to relearn many times) that 'unintended consequences' are key to your decision-making timeline. Move too fast, they come barreling at you later! Delay too long and invite more!
But they are
'unintended' - meaning you never meant for that to happen, right? So how do you get ahead of something that was not a part of the grand scheme? Taking steps to examine unintended consequences at an enterprise level will improve your decision outcomes. Asking the right questions is the foundation:
Finally, take all of this information and make your decision. Each time you go through this exercise, you will get better at it. Will you ever avoid unintended consequences? Probably not, it is inherent in the very word itself. But you will expand your decision-making skills and be more prepared to handle what comes at you!
What do you do to avoid unintended consequences?
May 3, 2021