Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Indecision Cripples Productivity | Small Business Odyssey

Is Indecision Crippling Your Productivity?

indecision - tapping pencil

Indecision has a major impact on productivity – in fact, it can cripple your productivity.  When you are undecided, your cannot focus or gain momentum in a particular direction.  You spend all your energy on the decision process rather than taking action.

Many things get in the road of our productivity but indecision can have us going around in circles. When we are unable to decide on a goal or focus we are robbing ourselves of energy and consequent productivity. The tapping pencil symbolizes the uncertainty and inaction associated with indecision.

There are many decision making tools available to help you out so that you can overcome the negative effects of indecision. One of the simplest of these is the pros/cons or benefits/costs comparison of alternatives. This is best done with at least one other person otherwise you may stay in the rut and overlook some of the real differences between the alternatives. Our own biases and past experiences influence our perception of things, so it is worthwhile having someone else challenge our assumptions to get a more accurate assessment of alternatives. For more on how to improve productivity, sign up to my free e-course:

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1 comment:

Storage said...

I am not quite agree when you say that:"The tapping pencil symbolizes the uncertainty and inaction associated with indecision".only because to my mind it's only by this mean that you are likely to pick out the best ideas or the best solution! not by grasping the first opinion you get! please not mistake speed and precipitation!