The best of your options might still not be good enough. When is a solution good enough? Establish criteria based on must-haves and desirable-to-haves. If the possible solution doesn't have one of the must-haves, then they are not good enough and the search must start again. So you don't need scores for the must-haves—once you have all of them you can look at the weighted totals of the want-to-haves in order to choose the best one.
- Something that often gets forgotten…is that choosing between options isn't always the answer.…What if none of the options is really good enough?…An example of this would be recruiting a person.…What if the best candidate is okay?…In fact, quite good, but not excitingly brilliant?…A friend of mine calls these people the Forty Percenters.…Not bad enough to fire, but not really good enough, either.…Should we give them the job if we really need someone?…Is quite good good enough for your organization?…If you decide no, then you have to go through all the time…and cost of recruiting all over again,…just to get someone a bit better.…
But maybe you should.…So how do we decide if a possible solution is good enough?…Well, if you're going to be scientific about it,…then you would have criteria.…And these would be the must-haves and the nice-to-haves.…And if the solution that you're considering…is missing even one of the must-haves,…then it's not good enough and the search must start again.…If your candidate must have a degree in export shipping,…
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- Identifying the real problem
- Generating possible solutions
- Boosting your creativity
- Using your intuition and logic
- Selecting the best solution
- Considering implementation