The RateYourBoss Quick Guide to: Decision Making
Making decisions is a key part of managerial leadership. Since the manager is accountable for the results of the team, the manager must collect information from team members, if applicable, then make decisions to allow the team to move forward with plans and projects in an effective way.
Managers are not expected to be deep subject matter experts in all areas in which decisions are made, but should have the capacity to understand the complexity of options, and when guided by their team, choose between viable alternatives. Team consultation, therefore, is very important.
Once the facts and data is gathered, then a clear decision is made. Decisions are then handed down as tasks or policies/processes.