In Making Plans and Making Decisions, Know When It's Time to Take Action
- Avoid snap decisions when possible. Spend a reasonable amount of time analysing alternatives.Then make your move.
- Become accustomed to making quick decisions on routine business matters. Then get on with otherconcerns.
- Recognise when sufficient facts have been gathered to make an informed decision. Don't delaybeyond that point. Make a call.
- Don't hold up a project with constant waffling and indecision.
- Communicate fully the terms of a decision and its ramifications. Let others know that negotiationsare over for now and that the present intent is to make the plan work.
- Don't allow fear of a wrong move to hamper your actions. Know that you can make adjustments to,even reversals of, your plan later if necessary.
- Don't wait to be told that a task needs doing. Do it.
- Pitch in where needed, even if the task falls within another person's area of responsibility.
- Take charge of implementing positive changes in the workplace.
- Concentrate your energies on matters where you can make things happen.
- Know what's expected of you and then go beyond that.
Learn to Deal Promptly with Problems
- When faced with a problem, don't waste time blaming or complaining. Use your time to look forsolutions.
- Be proactive. Choose to address problems instead of ignoring them or making excuses for non-action.
- Respond quickly to client concerns.
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