To develop a method of business decision-making, look to your core team. Rarely can a successful business be built with only one person; two people create a situation of polarity. There are “sides” to decision-making when two individuals unite to find a solution. If you haven’t yet found your core team of three, consider adopting what we refer to as the Divine Decision.
For example, let’s say that you have a critical decision to make about a business opportunity. You narrow your choices down to two – you proceed or you reject the proposal. If you and any of your partners, principles or core decision makers cannot come to a united decision, then you all agree to leave the judgment to the Divine Decision. You find the nearest coin, choose a side for each position or decision point, then flip once. Decision made.
Now that may not sound reasonable or easy. It is neither. However, when you adopt a method of chance and divination for making decisions, your mind becomes more rational. For dispute resolution, this is a practice that goes back thousands of years. Sigmund Freud explains this more eloquently: “I did not say you should follow blindly what the coin tells you. What I want you to do is to note what the coin indicates. Then look into your own reactions. Ask yourself: Am I pleased? Am I disappointed? That will help you to recognize how you really feel about the matter, deep down inside. With that as a basis, you’ll then be ready to make up your mind and come to the right decision.”
Ideally, a third person can break ties or be a mentor who understands the dichotomies of doing business as well as the personalities actually involved. Each person within the core team will have a perspective and needs which must be addressed. So, while the decision process occurs in twos, three people are required to effectively make decisions that need a complete perspective or holistic view of the impact and potential outcomes. All parties must agree to decisions; the unity created from decision-making matters. And once a decision is made, universally detach and embrace.
Note: Your team can be made of up more than three. 😉