The ability to work with others to evaluate options, make collaborative decisions, and establish vision statements.
What is it?
Shared Decision Making is the process of using logic and reason to evaluate or critique various ideas or concepts, as well as building a collaborative vision for the organization. It requires the ability to weigh the relative merits of one idea over other ideas.
Why is it important?
Organizations are only a few bad decisions away from failure and decline. Every major decision must be analyzed and thought out. Employees who have skills in this area are invaluable to companies. Strong decision making can help establish a vision for the group, facilitate a structure of shared governance, and implement structures & processes that improve team and organizational performance. Thinking clearly and making collaborative, reasonable decisions are the hallmarks of a great leader.