In management, various decision-making theories and models are taught. Herbert Simon's theory is the most famous theory in this regard. All of us must read these theories and study, if possible, the models for better decision-making.
Beware! I question everything and everybody.
Not taking a decision in many cases is like attempting for suicide. Either right or wrong, you should take a decision and follow it. But before taking a decision understand the issue thoroughly and think of the consequences and consults the other stakeholders and make a decision and stick to it. This is the attitude which is more desirable.
PV Narasimha Rao was very much known for this not taking a decision immediately. He was of the opinion that wait and watch, the solutions will emerge naturally. That is his philosophy. He is very famous for this technic.
To be indecisive means not taking a conclusive decision or wherein one is not sure about what he should decide; whether to do it or not to do it or to leave it where it is. Once you are able to conclude as to what is to be done, it means you have arrived at a decision. Indecisiveness is a state of confusion where you are not able to fix the route you want to follow. You may answer a question in the positive or in the negative or be neutral or can choose to remain silent/ inactive also. Indecisiveness can be said to be a crime when you do not take a firm decision and keeps changing your decision on and off. Not letting your opinion, thought or action remain on the fence is what is called a decision.
“Give instructions only to those people who seek knowledge after they have discovered their ignorance.”-Confucius
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Even this challenging situation would ease
75th rank in statewide. But, unfortunately I did not show interest by taking firm decision to get engineering seat in reputed college. For that I sought coaching for it. Last date of joining in TTC course was crossed. I did not get engineering seat at that time. If I went to TTC, my service as teacher would be 40 years up to retirement and I was in old pension system. Now I am in the same profession, but my service was reduced to 34 years and lacking old pension system.
What I am saying is that before taking any decision, we have to think about pros and cons about the result of decision. Immediate decisions will smash our future and through our life in dirty well. We can see in news papers that a husband kills his wife because of doubt about the character of his wife. Therefore, their children becomes orphans. So, decision taking is very important than the actual process as a result of the decision.
It depends on the importance of the event/issues up for a decision, the environment and the impact of a wrong decision. The time spent in indecision before arriving at the decision depends on the individual, level of maturity, patience and the ability to withstand the fallout of a wrong decision.
Hasty decisions, impromptu conclusions has its own bag of troubles. Barring a life or death situation or an emergency, it is good to have a short period of apparent indecisiveness, wherein you seriously check the facts at hand, the unknown component and the effects of a correct or a wrong decision. There is a thin line between a rational decision and a rash decision.