Decision Making, Problem Solving

Decision Making and Problem Solving Blogs

Problem solving and decision making are keys to business success but, you can't just shoot from the hip. It takes a combination of management science, experienced intuition, and innovation to find the best solution, not just a solution.

Topics in the decision making, problem solving blog include,

  • Generating multiple possible solutions using sticky note brainstorming
  • Evaluating decisions based on business criteria using a four-quadrant matrix
  • Identifying the best decision using a weighted Excel decision matrix
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Use an Excel-Based Decision Matrix for Critical Decisions
Prioritizing, justifying, and documenting decisions are easier when you use an Excel-based decision matrix. However, there are a few rules[...]
How to Create a Static Four Quadrant – Matrix Model in an Excel Chart
The Four Quadrant - Matrix Model is a valuable decision making tool. This article will show you how to create[...]
Excel’s Four Quadrant – Matrix Model Chart : Don’t Make a Decision without It!
The Four Quadrant or Matrix Model is one the most valuable and widely used tools for decision making. The related[...]
Best Practice Brainstorming
Sitting through a “worst practices” brainstorming is frustrating and pointless. This article gives you a step-by-step process for best practice[...]
Most Brainstorming is Worthless when It Could be Awesome!
Brainstorming is a very important creative business tool - When You Do It Right! The problem is that most brainstorming[...]
Post-It ®Notes – Power Tools for the Brain
3M Post-It® notes are like power tools for the brain. Actually, a better metaphor is that they are power tools[...]
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