Quite often, I’m faced with difficult decisions. Choosing our next flat, our next investment, where to take our next vacation (once we can travel again). There are too many factors for me to take into account. I simply can’t reach an educated decision in my head.
Sure, I could do a pros/cons list. But really, that doesn’t work very well. Mostly because some factors are more important than others. So the number of factors in each column isn’t good enough an indicator of the best choice.
Luckily, there’s a solution. It’s called a decision matrix. The business world has been using it for many years to solve difficult dilemmas. You could create one using a simple Excel sheet. You could event jot one on paper. But, since you’re here, you know I have a simpler suggestion.
Allow me to introduce Choice Pro. It’s a free Android app that allows you to leverage the decision matrix in a friendly, accessible way. I developed Choice Pro because I saw the value of decision matrices. Yet, I was not pleased with the overhead involved in setting them up – making them a bit less accessible.
Of course, an app has other advantages: you can check your past decisions; you can make random decisions when all options are as good (or as bad!); finally, you can easily share the results with others.
Give it a spin!