Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Effective Use of Time, Clear Process, and Good Communication

I came home a bit discouraged yesterday and at the bottom of that discouragement was a lack of clear process and good communication. Truly it wasn't anyone's fault, but instead, a wake-up call that we need to focus on process and communication upfront when it comes to any effort and decision that matters.

Too often in too many places we jump into conversations, efforts, and decision making without giving process and communication good effort upfront.

There are a large number of decision making meetings coming up. As I embark on those meetings, I want to think about the following questions:
  • What is the main focus of this meeting--what are we trying to make decisions about?
  • What are the facts of the situation--what do we know for sure?
  • How can we use our observation, research, experience, expectations, and goals to use the facts to make a good forward-moving decision.
  • What will success related to this decision look like?
  • How and when will we assess success? What will our follow-up efforts look like?
Good process matters when it comes to positive decision making. I want to think more deeply about this as I move forward with positive collaboration and decision making efforts. Onward.