Quick Decision Making
March 12, 2009
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Taking quick decisions play a vital role in our life. The outcome of any situation depends on the decisions we make as quickly as possible. The tendency of ours to make quick decisions on the situation will show up in the result making us realise how well we are at quick decision making.

In military, the soldier has to take quick decision. At the spur of the moment he has to decide what steps he has take when he is facing the enemy. In the fraction of the second he has to decide otherwise he loses his life. This fraction of second decides his life and dead. Just look at recent terrorist’s attack in Pakistan on Sri Lankan cricket team. The driver of the bus had taken a quick action to push the bus in the stadium and saved lives of cricketers. At that moment taking quick decision and acting upon it was of utmost importance.

In Tennis too, you will find that the opponent of benchmark is serving you at the speed of 135 Km/hr and you have to just take the right decision and play the right stroke, which becomes a winning stroke. So, it is the ability to have to play that stroke perfectly deciding in the fraction of the second, which decides your winning or losing strategy.

In cricket, recently in 20-20 matches, cricketers especially batsman has to hit the ball, which is bowled at 140 miles/hr speed. The ability to show and take quick decision is needed. In fraction of a second, his decision can result either in a hit or a duck. This decision making either results in success or failure. So, it is important to take justified quick decisions.

Take an over look. In defence, decision making results either in life or dead. In tennis, the decision of taking stroke results in hit or miss and in the same way in cricket, acting on the spur of the moment will decide your success or failure. Ability to take decisions and then act on it is importantly required to touch that success line.

Just imagine, how many of them have gone to business training centres, IIM schools or management institutes? But, still they are demonstrating a great funda of decision making and executing decisions for that smart success.

About author

Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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