Decision Making


A decision maker who spends his creative time in one place, will, in many instances, reach the wrong conclusions and hence, wrong decision.

By being stationary, his or her decision making process  may be based on information gathered and tailored by someone else in order to either please the decision maker or to advance the preparers agenda.

Accurate, first hand data can only be gathered by leaving the corner office and visiting the production floor, talking to employees, customers, suppliers and the like, sometimes even checking out the competition.

Observe, listen and be wide open to productive criticism.

General Patton believed that “No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair”.

(Based in part on Don's musings)

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