Offers five traits of bad decisions and how to avoid replicating them.
Reason #4 is probably most common in nonprofit sector ....
4) Haven’t been properly vetted – they don’t factor in well enough the potential impact and outcomes
One necessary ingredient to great decisions is that you’ve gathered all the necessary information from the most diverse and inclusive perspectives possible, and evaluated each alternative scenario before you choose one option. Many terrible decisions come from an incomplete decision-making process that failed to involve the necessary brainstorming phase or a thorough enough evaluation of all the potential consequences of each alternative.
Lesson: Develop sufficient boundaries so that you’re not being overly reactive, emotional or analytical in your decision making. Use an integrative style that incorporates as much feedback and data possible, and allows you to brainstorm all possible solutions, and vet them in an effective, integrative way.