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Until it is acted on, a decision is only a good intention.

Problem solving series

3. Implementing decisions

Develop a plan for implementation. 
Elements:

  • Step-by-step process or actions for solving the problem
  • Communications strategy for notifying stakeholders
    Where important or necessary, inform those who care for you and/or will be affected by the change.  Prepare them as necessary about your decision
  • Resource identification/allocation
  • Timeline for implementation

Monitoring progress

Your implementation will only be successful if you are monitoring your solution, the effects of it on resources and stakeholders, your timeline, and your progress. As you monitor your progress, if results are not what you expect, review your options and alternatives.

Whether or not you achieved your goals,
it is important to consider what you have learned from your experience: about yourself, about what you consider important.

Lastly, if you have done your best,
you have this as one measure of success.


Problem solving overview

1. Defining the problem/considering causes/gathering information |
2. Developing/weighing alternatives |
3. Implementing decisions/monitoring progress |
4. Graphic overview of process |
Adaptive decision making | Managing by exception | Managing stress |
Motivating yourself | Problem based learning