DQ 101: Introduction to Decision Quality - Strategic Decisions Group

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Beschreibung

Now you can learn to make smarter decisions. In this four-week introductory course, you'll learn the DQ approach, which draws from the disciplines of business, engineering, psychology, organizational behavior, and decision science. Whether you're an executive, a manager, an analyst, or a small-business owner, you'll learn to improve your decision-making process, generate better alternatives, focus on relevant information without getting bogged down, apply sound reasoning, and take timely action more effectively and efficiently.

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Beginn Lage
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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Decision Making
Psychology
Executive
Approach
Quality
Sound
Engineering
Quality Training

Themenkreis

Uncertainty and endless debate can inhibit our ability to make good decisions. Many of us squander our best opportunities to create value through better decisions. What if we could judge the quality of our decisions at the time we make them, rather than waiting for their outcome? What if we could turn uncertainty to our advantage? Decision Quality (DQ) is a practical and systematic approach that methodically breaks down barriers and improves the quality and timeliness of important decisions.


Decision Quality has proven to be an invaluable business tool for some of the largest corporations in the world. Companies that have adopted DQ for all their major decisions, like Chevron, are significantly outperforming their peer group of companies.


Now you can learn to make smarter decisions. In this four-week introductory course, you'll learn the DQ approach, which draws from the disciplines of business, engineering, psychology, organizational behavior, and decision science. Whether you're an executive, a manager, an analyst, or a small-business owner, you'll learn to improve your decision-making process, generate better alternatives, focus on relevant information without getting bogged down, apply sound reasoning, and take timely action more effectively and efficiently. By the end of this course, you will be able to:


    • Understand the six requirements of Decision Quality

    • Recognize the quality of a decision before you make it (not just in hindsight)

    • Identify gaps in Decision Quality and focus your attention where it matters

    • Reach DQ in significant decisions in a timely and efficient way

    • Gain awareness of strategic Decision Quality, decision "power tools," and the role of decision professionals.


In a recent offering of this course, 88% of participants said it was relevant to their job, and 90% said they would recommend it to a colleague! This course will focus on DQ as it is used in business, but the principles of DQ apply to personal decisions as well.



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Workload:

Approximately 2 hours per week.

Course Design:

Weekly video lectures (series of short, engaging lectures on topics for the week)

Weekly assignments to solidify and internalize learning.

Course materials, communications, and assignments will be in English.

Course Content:

Week 1: The Power of Decisions in Shaping our Lives and Business
Week 2: Appropriate Frame; Creative and Doable Alternatives; Clear Values and Trade-offs
Week 3: Relevant and Reliable Information; Sound Reasoning
Week 4: …More »

Workload:

Approximately 2 hours per week.

Course Design:

Weekly video lectures (series of short, engaging lectures on topics for the week)

Weekly assignments to solidify and internalize learning.

Course materials, communications, and assignments will be in English.

Course Content:

Week 1: The Power of Decisions in Shaping our Lives and Business
Week 2: Appropriate Frame; Creative and Doable Alternatives; Clear Values and Trade-offs
Week 3: Relevant and Reliable Information; Sound Reasoning
Week 4: Gaining Commitment to Action

Technical Requirements:

You will need a computer with Internet connection that allows you to watch the video lectures and upload a variety of assignments including slides and text.

Statement of Completion:

You will earn a statement of completion, signed by the instructor, if you complete the required number of assignments.

Zusätzliche Informationen

The Instructor Carl Spetzler, Ph.D. CEO, Strategic Decisions Group; Program Director, Stanford Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate Program