A good decision making requires new and useful alternatives.The working environment is dynamic, flexible, uncertain, and unpredictable. Professionals must create new approaches to make decisions and solve problems.
- No criticism
- Welcome freewheeling
- Seek large quantities of ideas
- Encourage combination and improvement of ideas
- Each individual writes down as many ideas as possible working individually.
- Each person presents one of his/her ideas, which the group leader records on a flipchart or whiteboard.
- The process continues until all ideas have been recorded. No ideas are repeated.
- Group discussion of each idea starts after all the ideas are presented.
- Each individual ranks what they think are the top five ideas, by giving a score of 5 to the one they think is best and 1 to the one they think would be least successful.
- Combine everyone's ratings for each idea.
- The idea with the highest score is the one you choose. If there is a tie, use Paired Comparison to make a decision.
- Make a list of options.
- Compare 1 and 2.
- Compre the winner from above with 3.
- Compare that winner with 4.
- Continue to end. Last option is the one you go with.