Decision Quality

Makes sound decisions that take into account objectives, risks, implications, and agency and governmental regulations.

Key Behaviors
  • Bases decisions on an analysis of short-range consequences or simple options, including people’s reactions and potential problems
  • Gathers sufficient information to identify gaps and variances before making a decision
  • Solicits the input of the appropriate people to improve the quality of a decision
  • Weighs the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success in a decision
  • Focuses on objectives and results when considering the various alternatives to a decision
  • Foresees the long-range consequences or implications of different options
  • Bases decisions on higher principles and Agency and governmental regulations with the end goal always in mind

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.