How To Make Better, Faster Decisions At Work
What you'll learn
- Use practical, scientifically-proven tips to make better, faster team decisions at work.
- Increase awareness of common decision biases and how to reduce their effects.
- Efficiently include broad input from the right people in team decisions.
- Communicate decisions clearly to build buy-in and accountability.
- Assess your team’s decision practices against benchmarks to diagnose gaps and make “tipping-point” improvements.
- Improve your entire decision process, from analysis and team input to communicating decisions and tracking results.
- Students should have experience participating in, making, and acting on business decisions at work.
NASBA CPE accredited course
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
NASBA CPE credits: 2.4
Recommended NASBA field of study: Personal Development
Program level: Basic
To earn NASBA CPE credits:
- Complete all videos
- Score 70% or higher on final exam
Glossary: Find PDF attached to the first lecture of this course.
Completion to obtain CPE should be accomplished a year after purchase date.
If you undertake this course for NASBA CPE credits, please complete the Self Study Course Evaluation.
This fun and practical course is the only management training with research-based tips and skills to help leaders like you make better, faster decisions at work.
The numbers don’t lie:
Decision-making is the most important part of your job. Decision-making drives 95% of business performance and 50% of employee engagement.
There is a huge opportunity for improvement! The most effective decision-makers make better decisions 92% of the time, and they do it twice as fast with half as many meetings.
Better decision-making skills will accelerate your career. Over 98% of managers fail to follow decision best practices, so get ready to join the top 2%!
It’s hard to make better, faster decisions. There are no shortcuts. But the practices are easy to learn. This course will:
Boost your decision IQ with fascinating stories, statistics, and tools.
Share practical, proven tips for making faster, better decisions.
Open awareness of decision biases and how to reduce their effects.
Give you practical exercises and assessments to hone your skills.
Look beyond the magic moment of deciding to the entire decision cycle.
The course is designed for managers and leaders looking to up-level their performance at work, including project managers, program managers, IT managers, engineering managers, product managers, marketing managers, and similar roles.
Defeat biases. Boost performance. Gain confidence. Become a better leader. Join the decision revolution!
CPE (Continuing Professional Education)
Define the importance and impact of improving decision practices.
Name common individual and group biases that affect decisions.
Determine strategies to mitigate common individual and team decision biases.
Identify the seven steps of the decision making process to improve decision practices.
Explain best practices related to each of the seven steps in the decision-making process.
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Who this course is for:
- Manager or director-level knowledge workers in mid-sized to large companies with decision-making power
- Employees in roles that have significant leadership responsibilities even if they don’t have direct reports, such as project managers, program managers, IT managers, product managers, marketing managers, and other similar manager roles
- Ambitious individual contributors looking to up-level their leadership and management skills
- Executives with a personal interest in decision-making will benefit from the course, but they are not the primary audience
Erik Larson is an MIT rocket scientist, Harvard MBA, decorated U.S. Air Force Captain, former Silicon Valley executive at Adobe and entrepreneurial CEO with almost 30 years of leadership experience.
Erik has been immersed in the science and practicalities of business decision making for the past seven years while founding Cloverpop, a startup that helps companies improve and keep track of decision-making in Microsoft Teams and Slack. He has performed hundreds of experiments and analyzed tens of thousands of business decisions with researchers at Stanford and elsewhere to understand -- and fix -- decision making at work.
His insights have been published around the world and featured in Harvard Business Review. A frequent speaker and writer on the business impact of behavioral science and decision-making, Erik is passionate about how the decision revolution impacts business leadership and curious about how our brains create our minds, our minds perceive our world, and our world becomes what we decide.