In decision making we move, more or less quickly, through a process that includes sorting through options. We discard the implausible ones, identify one or more promising options, evaluate it or them on the basis of our decision-critical criteria, and select the option we come to judge to be superior.
The challenge is always how to avoid locking-in prematurely. Strategies to Avoid Locking in Decisions Prematurely offers sixteen practical strategies to improve the decision making process and outcomes.
This module is designed to assist in the training of personnel and agency leaders responsible for high stakes decision making in all types of organizations. It is derived from Chapter 3, Facione & Gittens, Think Critically, 2016 Pearson Education.