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- 2.5 Reflecting on their own decision making practices and areas for further development (Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care, Decision Making in Adult Care)
It is important that health and social care workers take the time to reflect on all aspects of their practice so that they can develop and improve. This is particularly true for managers and reflecting on your own decision-making process can help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses as well as any changes that could help you to improve.
For example, do you sometimes make decisions based solely on your intuition that ultimately turn out to not be the best choice? Or perhaps you spend all your time collecting and analysing data, without actually making a decision? Or maybe you tend to make most decisions on your own, without consulting others who may have a better understanding of the situation? What could you change to improve your decision-making?
It is only by reflecting on these things that you will be able to find flaws in your decision-making process and make changes that will help you to become better at making decisions.