Here are a few ideas of how to make more efficient and effective decisions in your organization:
1. Make pre-emptive decisions
As a senior leader, you have the ability to set boundary conditions, which are expectations for employees to operate within. Think these through and communicate these ahead of time. Employees will know what is in and out of bounds, and you will save yourself from making hundreds of reactive decisions.
2. Delegate decision making appropriately
Empower your leadership team to make decisions within their respective sphere of responsibility. You’ll need to gauge their readiness to take this on; it’s not an all-or-nothing dynamic. Gradually increase the level of decision making to individuals.
3. Utilize a common framework, like RAPID
RAPID is an acronym that stands for the various roles people play in significant decisions. D= Decide, R= Recommend, P= Perform, I=Input, and A= Agree. Knowing in advance what role each person is playing can clear up ambiguity and streamline decisions that stick.
TVC has helped clients implement these approaches through consulting and coaching. The benefits they’ve seen include reduced time to decision, improved employee engagement, reduced work load for executive leaders, and breaking through growth ceilings.
You can expect these same benefits for your company too. Contact me to talk about your company specifics, and how we can move your business forward.
For your success,