Created on January 31, 2024
The quality of your life is built on the quality of your decisions. - Wesam Fawzi
Let's review the model!
We're going to read a scenario and work through the steps of the D.E.C.I.D.E model.
Here's the situation!
Lucia, a project manager at an interior design firm, missed a mock-up deadline because she accidentally entered it incorrectly on her calendar.What should she do?
The first step is to define the problem.
The problem is that Lucia missed a deadline. Her client needs the mockup!
The next step is to evaluate.
Option A- Lucia could say that she was never given the deadline. Option B- Lucia could admit fault and come up with a plan to finish the mock up quickly.
Now, we will consider the options.If Lucia says she didn't have the date in advance and someone finds out that she did, they may not trust her, and she may face a big consequence.If she admits she made a mistake, she may have a negative consequence but will be able to fix the problem somehow.
Now, we will identify what is important to Lucia.It is very important to Lucia that she provides the product to her clients and that people feel that they can trust her in the future.
Now we decide! Lucia values trust and wants to ensure her clients receive high-quality work. Therefore, she chooses option B. She will take responsibility for her mistake, apologize, complete the mock-up as soon as possible, and implement a better system to avoid similar errors in the future.
Lucia reflects on her decision a few days later. She considers both the positive and negative aspects of her choice, which will help her make better decisions in the future.
Now it's your turn! Apply the D.E.C.I.D.E model in your life.