Decision making refers to the ability to analyze information, weigh options, and make effective choices that align with organizational goals and objectives. This capability involves a combination of skills, including critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication. Effective decision makers are able to approach decisions with a structured and analytical mindset, consider multiple perspectives, and make informed and effective choices.
Beginner competence definition
At the beginner level, individuals understand basic decision-making processes, such as identifying the decision, gathering information, and evaluating options. They can also work collaboratively with others, analyze simple decisions, and make effective choices within a given timeframe.
Intermediate competence definition
Intermediate individuals have a deeper understanding of decision-making techniques, including risk analysis, decision trees, and other analytical methods. They can work independently and collaboratively, analyze complex decisions, identify potential solutions, and evaluate the effectiveness of potential choices.
Advanced competence definition
Advanced-level professionals have a mastery of a range of skills, including advanced analytical techniques, effective communication, and the ability to lead and manage teams through complex decision-making processes. They can identify and analyze complex decisions, develop and evaluate potential choices, and effectively communicate decisions to stakeholders. They are also able to lead and manage teams through complex decision-making processes, while maintaining a focus on achieving organizational goals and driving continuous improvement. We have also found they can identify and mitigate potential risks, anticipate and navigate complex and dynamic environments, and make innovative and effective choices to support the success of the organization.