|3. A Step-by-Step Process|
The team is then taught a step by step process to overcome its weak areas in decision making:
IS THIS A PRIORITY?
Is this issue a priority for the team, committee or board? If so, why? Is a team, committee or board
meeting the best venue for addressing this issue? Or can it be addressed in another venue?
WHAT IS THE OBJECTIVE?
What is the board or team trying to accomplish by making this decision? Have we clarified the problem or issue? What is the problem that really needs to be focused on? Does everyone agree we that we have a well-defined problem or issue statement?
WHAT ARE THE FACTS?
Does the board have all the facts it needs to begin the discussion or should we table the discussion until more information is gathered?
WHAT ARE THE DECISION OPTIONS?
What are all the possible decisions we might make?
Which ones are most feasible and should be the
focus of our discussion?
WHAT ARE THE DECISION CRITERIA?
Before we try to make a decision, have we identified and
agreed to the criteria by which we will make our decision?
WHAT IS THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS?
Are we clear how the group will go about making a final decision?
Is it consensus? Majority vote? Another methodology?