Decision Lab: How to Decide

Decision Lab: How to Decide

"A wrong decision is better than indecision." — Tony Soprano
Personal Effectiveness
Monday 7 February
4:00pm5:30pmUK time

In these fast-moving and ambiguous times, how can we ensure we're smartly approaching the key decisions we're faced with? In our Decision Lab, we'll explore and experiment with an array of tools and techniques for better choices.

This punchy, practical and energising 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.

Expect an immersive and interactive experience, among a supportive group of peers.

What we'll cover:

• Decisions Vs Outcomes, and how to avoid 'resulting'
• The power of the pre-mortem
• How to clarify our aims
• Consequence Vs Reversibility
• Darwin's dilemma, and how to avoid your own

You'll receive the session slides, to revisit and replay among your team.

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.

Monday 7 February
4:00pm5:30pmUK time

A really nice group, which made sharing simple. I loved the snappy tasks during the session, and took away very actionable tips. Love the breakouts and meeting new people too.

Ross, The Met Office

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Supporting resources

Alongside the session you'll also get access to some practical and smart resources to help you revisit and deepen your learning.

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If you'd like them, we'll share three timely emails in the weeks that follow the session to support you in applying what you've learned.

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Bringing the session to your team

We can deliver this session directly into teams, wherever they're working from. Find out more about our tailored partnerships here.