People Development Programs - "To be or Not to be" - Decision Making program

Taking a decision and then standing by it needs not just great understanding of the requirement but also the ability to mitigate the risk that could come along with any new decision taken.


Effective decision making entails conducting a proper study of the situation, by minutely determining the alternatives and effectively taking decisions in an inclusive fashion.



The workshop is designed to assist participants to


  • Apply processes of decision making to make timely and effective decisions
  • List and identify the barriers in decision making
  • Practice different strategies and techniques of decision making
  • Apply the group consensus process in Decision making



Focus Areas

Introduction to Decision Making


  • Define problems and goals
  • Components of a good decision
  • Contrast between the desired process for making a decision and the reality and its challenges
  • Decision making styles - Democratic, Autocratic, Collective, Consensual


Decision Making Traps


  • Origin of poor decisions and impact on current circumstances
  • Mental reasoning flaws


Decision making Strategies and Techniques


  • Priority matrix
  • Trade off tables
  • Decision tree
  • Edward De Bono's six thinking hats


Building Agreements that Stick


  • Three stages of building strategic agreements
  • Building a collaborative environment
  • Tools for reaching an agreement
  • Transitioning from "compliance" to commitment


Conflict Resolution Strategies


  • Managing "hard bargainer" tactics used to block or delay decisions
  • Dealing with hidden agendas
  • Delivering hard messages and implementing difficult decisions





  • Simulation exercises
  • Video and Audio
  • Role plays
  • Facilitator led Discussions
  • Case studies




Naman House

1 / 2 - B, Haribhakti Colony,

Opposite Race Course Post Office,

Race Course, Vadodara- 390 007

T: +91-265-2354788




2- A/B, Shyam Ashish,

Near McDonald Restaurant,

Adjacent to HDFC Bank,Lajpat Rai Road,

Vile Parle (West),Mumbai – 400 056



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