Great Decisions Software Training

Force Field Analysis for better decision making

Great Decisions Software Training: In this video I will show you how to use the Force Field Analysis or Pro's and Con's Tool. You will find this tool is excellent when you are thinking through decisions that have a lot of variables.Enter your text here...

This is a decision making technique w. Fortunately, you can now have it at your fingertips using your as made popular by the famous social psychologist Kurt Lewin back in the 1930's it works on the iPhone, or iPad.

The beauty of this kind of decision-making is it allows you to measure your emotional attachment to each variable of a decision.

Why does this matter so much? Some decisions have many variables. Each one of those variables has an emotional component to it. When you taking into consideration the emotional weight you begin to see a clearer picture of what is influencing you unconsciously. You will gain an advantage to making better decisions because over time you will start to see how emotions are influencing you. Then you can more easily challenge them for accuracy.

In using this technique you garner the ability to reflect how "emotionally tied" you are to something and how it's influencing your decison. Imagine a decison that has many variables how complicated it can quickly become.

Using this technique in the future will allow you to take a complicated decision, break it down more clearly, and be more reflective. You will make better decisons.

Comparison Tool

In this training we will look at the - Decision Comparison tool.

This tool is great to use when you are deciding between two items and the stakes are high. For example, hiring someone, buying a car, home, stero, boat or anyhting expensive.

Fortunately, you now have an electronic way of making this type of decision so you'll never again have to worry about getting confused about all the variables you are juggling in your head.  This tool can be with you where ever you are – to make optimal decisions.

Imagine a piece of paper with a list of ideal features of some item you desire written down the middle. Now imagine for a minute on the left column is product A and on the right is product B.

Now imagine having an arrow that allows you to assign an "emotional weight" to the attributes down the middle of the page for each item you are comparing.

That is the beauty of the software. You now have an easy comparison, attribute by attribute, for the item you are making a decision around.

Here are just a few things you could do this with:

  • Deciding between two homes
  • Deciding between 2 cars
  • Deciding between two colleges
  • Deciding between two job offers
  • Deciding between which property or stock to invest in

You get the idea! Great Decisions Software - using this decision comparison tool - gives you the ability to store an unlimited number of comparisons.

This will save you a ton of time later for repeat purchases (i.e. home or car).

I know many times over the past couple years I pulled out Great Decisions and referred back to a decision and added another attribute I wished I would have compared.

Next time I'll be ready!


Relationship expert, Ed Ferrigan, M.A., CPCC, has been helping singles, couples, managers, and teams in organizations communicate more effectively for over 20 years. Ed is author of the book 100+ Ways To Get Back On The Horse, facilitates workshops on communication skills and provides relationship coaching all over the world using web technology. Ed is a local resident of Salt Lake City, Ut, is an avid dancer, and loves fly-fishing.