Does this decision support our goals?
How will this decision impact our ability to compete?
How will this decision affect the level of customer service we deliver?
Will morale and productivity be affected negatively or positively by this decision?
How long will it take to realize a positive benefit from this decision?
Is there an opportunity cost associated with this decision? (Can the resources applied to implementing this decision be applied for greater benefit elsewhere?)
What is the return on investment associated with this decision?
How will this decision affect efficiency?
How will this decision impact our financial position?
Am I making this decision based on my ego, my own pocketbook or because of internal politics?
If all of these questions don’t seem applicable to the decision at hand, use those that are. Print this list and refer to it each time you are faced with a significant decision. It will help you think through the consequences of your decision and help reduce the uncertainty associated with the process.]]]]> ]]>