How To Make Better Faster Decisions At Work

Learn science-based skills to defeat biases, boost performance, gain confidence and become a better leader!
How To Make Better Faster Decisions At Work
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1.32 GB
Total length :
1h 7m



Erik Larson


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Last updated 9/2021



How To Make Better Faster Decisions At Work

What you’ll learn

Use practical, scientifically-proven tips to make better, faster team decisions at work.
Increase awareness of common decision biases and how to reduce their effects.
Efficiently include broad input from the right people in team decisions.
Communicate decisions clearly to build buy-in and accountability.
Assess your team’s decision practices against benchmarks to diagnose gaps and make “tipping-point” improvements.
Improve your entire decision process, from analysis and team input to communicating decisions and tracking results.

How To Make Better Faster Decisions At Work


Students should have experience participating in, making, and acting on business decisions at work.


This fun and practical course is the only management training with research-based tips and skills to help leaders like you make better, faster decisions at work.The numbers don’t lie:Decision-making is the most important part of your job. Decision-making drives 95% of business performance and 50% of employee engagement.There is a huge opportunity for improvement! The most effective decision-makers make better decisions 92% of the time, and they do it twice as fast with half as many meetings.Better decision-making skills will accelerate your career. Over 98% of managers fail to follow decision best practices, so get ready to join the top 2%!It’s hard to make better, faster decisions. There are no shortcuts. But the practices are easy to learn. This course will:Boost your decision IQ with fascinating stories, statistics, and tools.Share practical, proven tips for making faster, better decisions.Open awareness of decision biases and how to reduce their effects.Give you practical exercises and assessments to hone your skills.Look beyond the magic moment of deciding to the entire decision cycle.The course is designed for managers and leaders looking to up-level their performance at work, including project managers, program managers, IT managers, engineering managers, product managers, marketing managers, and similar roles.Defeat biases. Boost performance. Gain confidence. Become a better leader. Join the decision revolution!CPE (Continuing Professional Education)Learning ObjectivesDefine the importance and impact of improving decision practices.Name common individual and group biases that affect decisions.Determine strategies to mitigate common individual and team decision biases.Identify the seven steps of the decision making process to improve decision practices.Explain best practices related to each of the seven steps in the decision-making process.For additional information including refunds and complaints, please see Udemy Terms of Use, which is linked from the footer of this page.For more information regarding administrative policies, please contact our support using the Help and Support link at the bottom of this page.


Section 1: Welcome

Lecture 1 Decisions Are Everything

Lecture 2 Introductions

Lecture 3 Exercise: Bringing Decisions To Mind

Section 2: How Brain Biases Get In The Way And What To Do About It

Lecture 4 Our Brains Are Weird Places To Make Decisions

Lecture 5 A Decision Story: Loss Aversion And The Planning Fallacy

Lecture 6 We’re Not Hunting Antelopes Anymore

Lecture 7 Exercise: Shining A Light On Cognitive Biases

Lecture 8 Beneath The Magic, Decisions Are Process

Section 3: Widening The Frame

Lecture 9 Unlock Choices With A Wider Frame

Lecture 10 Four Tips To Widen The Frame

Lecture 11 Decision Makeovers

Lecture 12 Exercise: Decision Makeovers, You Edition

Section 4: Gathering Inclusive Weigh-Ins

Lecture 13 Teams Are Great, Inclusive Teams Are Better

Lecture 14 Before You Meet Up, Write It Down

Lecture 15 Exercise: Written Weigh-Ins

Section 5: Making The Decision

Lecture 16 How Decisions Work

Lecture 17 From Criteria For Choices To Goals For Decisions

Lecture 18 Pressure-Testing Decisions With Pre-Mortems

Lecture 19 Exercise: Quality Check A Work Decision

Section 6: Announcing Decisions Clearly & Getting Feedback

Lecture 20 Remember Who Wasn’t In The Room Where It Happened

Lecture 21 Building A Decision Announcement

Lecture 22 To Lock In Buy-In, Open Up Feedback

Lecture 23 Exercise: Do A Decision Announcement

Section 7: Disagreeing, Committing And Keeping Track

Lecture 24 One Sentence To Rule Them All

Lecture 25 Keeping Track Is The Holy Grail

Lecture 26 Exercise: Decision Hunt

Section 8: Diagnosing Your Team’s Decision Practices

Lecture 27 Learning From Top Performing Teams

Lecture 28 The Anna Karenina Principle

Lecture 29 Exercise: Diagnosing Your Team

Lecture 30 The Right Next Step For Your Team

Section 9: Conclusion

Lecture 31 The Three Big Takeaways

Lecture 32 Thank You!

Manager or director-level knowledge workers in mid-sized to large companies with decision-making power,Employees in roles that have significant leadership responsibilities even if they don’t have direct reports, such as project managers, program managers, IT managers, product managers, marketing managers, and other similar manager roles,Ambitious individual contributors looking to up-level their leadership and management skills,Executives with a personal interest in decision-making will benefit from the course, but they are not the primary audience

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Udemy | English | 1h 7m | 1.32 GB
Created by: Erik Larson

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