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Computer, calendar, projections, and business paper all laid out on a table Making Decisions at the Right Level of the Organization

Decision-making in a climate of ambiguous responsibility is a no-win situation. If you're in a position of some authority, how can you define exactly what that authority allows in order to better secure sponsor support for your decisions? It involves considering some scenarios and asking the right clarifying questions.

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Payson Hall
Hand holding miniature white alarm clock An Agile Approach to Deciding When to Decide

Considering when to make certain decisions is just as important as how. “Inspect and adapt” is a valuable approach in agile, not only for product and process, but also for figuring out when to implement choices about your projects. Evaluating the reversibility, migration, and sustainability of decisions can help.

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Steve Berczuk
Agile team members putting together puzzle pieces Solving Problems and Seeking Solutions on an Agile Team

While teams are composed of individuals, all of whom solve problems and make decisions, people on consistently successful teams understand that they can be more effective when the focus is on the team, not the individual. Making the best decisions collectively delivers the most value to customers in the long run.

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Steve Berczuk
Battling Brain Fatigue When You Have Decisions to Make

If mental energy is necessary for optimal performance, then decision-making is likely to suffer when your mental energy is drained. Although we all experience "brain fatigue," there are ways to fight it—and that includes knowing what the triggers are and having activities that help get you energized again.

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Naomi Karten
Why Do We Make Bad Decisions?

In the workplace, not a day goes by that you don’t have to make a decision, or more likely several. How many of them subsequently proved to be bad decisions? Naomi Karten writes why it's worth considering how these decisions can affect your professional and personal life.

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Naomi Karten