How often have you found yourself wasting time because you’re unable to decide what to do next? Decision-making is an essential part of effective time management.
Checks and balances
Of course, there are many ways of making decisions, and often it is important to give big decisions much time and consideration. However, when you need to make a quick decision, you need to be able to act with confidence.
The PMI technique, suggested by Edward de Bono, is a variation on the weighing pros and con technique. PMI stands for plus/minus/implications and is an important decision-making tool.
PMI provides useful checks and balances to ensure that the action you are going to take is actually going to improve the situation you’re in. This is essential if your primary concern is managing your time effectively.
Using PMI is straightforward, and you can decide how much detail you want to consider depending on the type of decision you’re trying to make. The key thing is that you consider each of the three areas of the PMI carefully — and always bear in mind that the best decision may be to do nothing.
Read more on Medium.com