One skill that is essential to being a product manager is the ability to make informed decisions. While we all can understand the importance of this skill, what seems to be missing is exactly what we need in order to improve our ability to make good decisions.
There are more options to help you make better decisions
Product managers often find it difficult to decide on a product. They tend to narrow down the decision and only consider one option. They are trying to decide if they should choose this option or “from these options, which one should i choose?”
We tend to trust our instincts when making a decision. It turns out, this is a bad thing. It is better to change your mind and give yourself multiple options. You’ll soon get a better understanding of all the options available to you, and will be better positioned to make the right decision when it comes to making the final decision.
How to Make Better Decisions
To make better product decisions, you need to be able to look at both sides. This is a change from the past. You will need to consider both sides.
This will help you make better decisions and it becomes a habitual process. This is a process that you can share with your product management team.
You will make better decisions if you take the time to define how your team views decision-making problems. You won’t always make the right decision. You will make better decisions, and you’ll make the right decision when it matters.
What Does All This Mean for You?
All product managers must be able make well-informed decisions. There are so many decisions we make that it is important to make the right ones. But, this is only possible if we learn how to make great decisions.
It is important to have multiple options to choose from when making decisions. This will help you resist any attempts to narrow your choices. Understanding that every decision has two sides is important. When faced with making a decision, it is important to have input from both sides so you can make a choice.
Good decisions are what will allow you to build your product and your career. You don’t need to be 100% right all the time. However, you do want to be more right than you are. Learning how to make smart decisions is one way to achieve this.