A reflected decision in five steps
The Entscheidungsnavi guides you to a reflected decision in five steps. You will learn in detail what should be considered in this process and thereby train your decision-making competence.
The Entscheidungsnavi is a non-profit project, which will be supported by the
Förderverein Reflektiert Entscheiden. The Entscheidungsnavi is freely available for everyone. However, we appreciate if interested users support the association by donations or even an active membership
Recognizing opportunity in decision problems
In many decisions, we only react to a problem. We think too narrowly, see only the obvious and do not recognize that we can achieve much more.
In the first step, the Entscheidungsnavi supports you with a guided reflection of your fundamental values and some impulse questions to formulate a decision statement that gives you more opportunities.
Reflective decision-making means understanding objectives
Too often, when we make decisions, we give too little thought to what exactly we want to achieve. But isn’t achieving certain objectives the only reason why we make decisions?
In the second step, the Entscheidungsnavi supports you with many tips and tools to identify the objectives that are important to you – so that you can choose the right path to achieving them.
When thinking about alternatives, we also tend to focus on the obvious and thereby miss promising opportunities.
In the third step, the Entscheidungsnavi helps you identify the less obvious alternatives using creativity techniques. In doing this you should not only rely on your own thoughts, instead you should also ask friends and acquaintances for good ideas so that no opportunity is missed.
What are the consequences of your alternatives?
We are all prone to psychological effects that lead to mistakes in estimations and prognoses.
In the fourth step, the Entscheidungsnavi provides multiple tips to overcome these psychological effects and avoid typical mistakes. Additionally, a clear table representation creates a good overview of the decision situation with all the alternatives.
Does it feel right?
If the results of the analysis do not match your gut feeling, you should reflect more.
In the fifth step, the Entscheidungsnavi helps you find out why the result does not feel correct by using different evaluation techniques. Only when your head and gut are in harmony will you implement your decision.