Information fuels understanding, which is essential in the decision-making process. Yes, General Patton said that he’d rather execute a good plan violently than a perfect plan executed next week. Timing was more critical to him than a fully thought out scheme of maneuver. In your workplace there might be instances where you will not have the entire scope of effect captured, yet you must make a decision for the betterment of your organization. This is why the leaders have the associated titles.You must take the given information you have and execute your tasking; being sure to mitigate risk along the way. With the information you do have, be sure that it is:
Accurate: Does the information convey the true situation?
Timely: Ensure the information is available in time to make a decision.
Useable: Is the information portrayed in an easy-to-understand format?
Precise: Does the information include sufficient detail?
and Reliable: Is the information trustworthy and dependable?
You are the leader for a reason—make good decisions.