Art of decision-making
Decision-making is the essence of a leader’s work. This sheds light
on the role of positive thinking, which improves the effects and consequences
of decision-making. Add to this the importance and role of feelings in
decision-making. Based on this, the best decisions stem from a harmonious combination
of logic and emotions. Of course, this combination varies depending on
situations and circumstances.
Furthermore, there is no ready matrix of the secrets behind taking
effective and successful decisions, because they are the outcome of accumulated
experiences that we gained throughout our life and the situations we passed
through. While the most intelligent and discerning people make mistakes, it is
those who take successful decisions who never despair. They always learn from
their mistakes and ponder what otherwise they can do. This is typically what a human
brain is distinguished for; it is capable of developing itself for us to make
appropriate decisions everyday.
The growing digital information revolution and the rapid
development of the world around us have led to a different decision-making
methodology. Such methodology was previously based on lengthy analysis and
scrutiny. Nowadays, we often have to deal dynamically with changes and to take
agile and prompt decisions that live up to the challenges, which demand flexibility,
fast adaptation and taking smart and wise decisions.
By: Saif Ahmed Al Suwaidi
Undersecretary for Human Resources Affairs - Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation