Serena questions the decision making process for the cutbacks. Instead of considering the weakest performer, Marcus has hired two new weaker people. Serena is shocked by the random choice toy and arm wrestling competitions used to make decisions. She offers the DECIDE formula and Michael is reinstated because the decision to fire him was unethical.
Marcus makes unbelievable decisions. Instead of selecting a person to leave based on performance, he hires two new people with language difficulties. Serena is shocked to discover Marcus uses a decision-making toy to make random choices, and he fired Michael after an arm wrestling competition. Marcus thinks it’s innovative, honest and appreciated. But Serena says it is ludicrous. Serena gives Marcus and Carol her formula for decision making based on the word DECIDE:
D– Define the problem
E– Explore options
C– Consider outcomes
I – Isolate best options
D– Do It!
E – Evaluate.
Michael is in the process of leaving the office when Carol tells him he is “unfired” as Marcus’ decision was unethical.
Making Decisions Program Highlights:
- Don't avoid decisions
- INSTEAD: Define problems
- Don’t limit yourself
- INSTEAD: Explore the options and outcomes
- Don’t jump at easy answers
- INSTEAD: Isolate the best option
- Don’t procrastinate
- INSTEAD: Do it and evaluate
Avoiding decisions weakens your position. Making good decisions keeps you strong.
- Making Decisions DVD (7 Minutes)
- Support Materials on each DVD:
- Discussion Questions
- PowerPoint Slides
Part of the Cutting Edge Communication series!
This program is part of the Cutting Edge Communication series which is a powerful training series on hot topics everyone can enjoy. Short, sharp and funny with simple messages and skills for everyone. The series follows ten characters through a landscape of social faux pas, insult and embarrassment. This series will shock, amaze and entertain you, while at the same time teaching some important lessons in human interaction, in a way you won't forget!
WARNING - These videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. They are contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven TV style comedies that take a new approach to reaching today's learners. By laughing, discussing, sharing outrage, reacting to the behaviors on screen, we can use these strong feelings and thoughts to develop a clearer shared view of how we want to behave, how we manage these situations, and how we want our team to behave and respond.
Whilst some people find them insensitive or outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and users have found them refreshing, stimulating and great for getting energy and enthusiasm back into learning.