The problem decision should be well-weighted
No work goes without solving different problems. There is nothing awful in it, it's a component part of working process. So, you shouldn't be afraid of it and just learn how to take proper decisions. But if you always try to solve the problem immediately as it appears, you have a chance to overlook some important details and get undesirable results in the future. It's rather smarter to put off the problem-solving for a certain time if there is no hurry and return to it when you have enough information that can help to take the right decision.
"Making a decision" To Do List
- Before taking a decision on a certain problem, stop and think whether it's so important to do it right now and whether you have enough information to solve it correctly now
- If the matter is not urgent and you find difficulty in estimating the situation at the moment, put off the problem-solving and start gathering additional information about this question
- Return to this problem when you have enough data to take a proper decision
- Use software to register the problem that should be solved in the future and enter additional information about it into task notes section
- Start your task management software
- Create a new task, e.g. 'Decide whether Smith's offer is profitable'
- When you obtain the information about this task, enter it into task notes section
- Take a decision when you have enough data and change task status to 'Completed'