Decision Making Framework
When I make a decision, there are some natural questions that I never really have categorized and thought about. The framework that I use when I make a decision is as followed:
- First I collect all the information that I should know about — context of the decision, the significance of the decision, and any missing details.
- I then look at the importance or priority I should think about. This is important to see if this decision could create a bottleneck? Is this something that requires immediate attention that I need to shift priorities around to decide? This helps me sort through the outcome of the decision and determine what are some potential downside to the decision.
- Then I look at the thought process and see if any mistakes were made. Looking back at the thought process and ability to defend it will make sure that I’ve looked at all the possibilities and looked at potential outcomes or harms.
These are things I like to look at when I make a decision — While day-to-day decisions doesn’t require any formal frameworks, these are things that are in my head that I like to think informally when I have to make a decision.