When faced with a difficult decision to make, it is easy to get stuck by the big want for more information. How do you avoid analyzing everything you do not know, or maybe just as important, how do you avoid paying a consultant for doing stuff you don’t need?
Start by taking a step back. You should check your priorities and needs for information as a first step. What do you need to know, and what would you like to know? If you are aiming for the latter you may be in danger of paralysis. When your view on the matter has become clear you can start the path to the decision by asking questions:
- What do I already know?
- What do I need to fill in?
- Do I have the right competence available?
- What is the most efficient way to get what I need?
By asking and answering these questions, you are in a much better position, even when you need to use consultants- because you know what to ask for.