8th October, 2019 at 3:15pm
How to Decide
Workshop | Floor Five, Twentytwo Bishopsgate — For our members and programme participants

In today's fast-moving and ambiguous world of work, it's no surprise that we often feel pressured and unfocussed. So how can we ensure we're confidently and strategically approaching important decisions?

"A wrong decision is better than indecision."
Tony Soprano


This session is about examining what influences how we make decisions, and equipping ourselves with mindsets and methods to more confidently approach them, and explain how we've arrived at our decisions to others.

By discussing and practicing some fundamental mental checks, methods and proven approaches to decision making; we can lessen the chance of poor consideration, rushing things or spending too long sweating outcomes with low consequences. There's lots we can learn from others, whether pilots or poker players; and plenty of creative approaches to try for ourselves too — from mind-maps to pre-mortems. Understanding our own default styles of decision making is important, as is a willingness to 'try on different hats' and pull in various perspectives to help shed light on the challenges we face.

What we'll cover

• The decision-making traps that we set ourselves
• Decisions Vs Outcomes, and how to avoid 'resulting'
• Practical decision-making techniques
• How to clarify our aims
• Larks, owls, 'third birds' and the importance of timing

How this session will be structured

Led by a YCN coach facilitator, we'll work through a series of discussion points and exercises, bringing our own past and future decisions to work with. Expect an energising mix of individual reflection, group discussion and practical application.

Who is this session for?

Anyone wishing to develop new ways of approaching daily decisions, to feel more confident in their approach and to be able to help those around them with the decisions they're facing.

Event Details
  • Location:
    22 Bishopsgate,
    London, EC2N 4AJ,
    United Kingdom
  • Start:
    8th October, 2019 at 3:15pm
  • End:
    8th October, 2019 at 5:15pm
  • Cost:
    For our members and programme participants

Good to know

Bringing it to you

Workshop sessions can be delivered directly to your teams anywhere, in person or virtually.

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Eye-catching physical and digital resources support all sessions, to help new skills stick.

Partner with us

Creatively driven, growth oriented, organisations partner with YCN to purposefully build capability throughout their teams.

Our pioneering social learning programmes bring people together, enriching their skillsets, and growing their networks in the process too. We take targetted, topic specific workshops into our partners’ places of work, and use modern and energising facilitation to take teams towards any outcome.

Find out more in this PDF, by emailing YCN Director Nick Defty or calling +44 (0)20 7033 2140.