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We naturally use decision making strategies to endure the copious number of decisions that come at us each day. These help us filter quickly through the bombardment of demands to make decisions and the stress we can experience. Pulling from the UNC report, there are certain decision making styles and strategies that guide the process:
- Impulsiveness — Leverage the first option you are given and be done.
- Compliance — Choosing the most pleasing, comfortable, and popular option as it pertains to those impacted.
- Delegating — Not making the decision yourself but pushing it off to trusted others.
- Avoidance/deflection — Either avoiding or ignoring decisions in an effort to avoid responsibility for their impact of just simply preventing them from overwhelming you.
- Balancing — Weighing the factors involved, studying them, and then using the information to render the best decision in the moment.
- Prioritizing and Reflecting — Putting the most energy, thought, and effort into those decisions that will have the greatest impact.
Moving on through this course you are going to learn more about these strategies and complementary tools and models to help you build your confidence in decision making.
Pulling from the UNC report, there are certain decision making styles and strategies that guide the decision making process:
- Prioritizing and Reflecting