Are You Thinking Like A Scientist?

Are You Thinking Like A Scientist?

December 21, 2021

If you are a CEO of a business, there are many important decisions that you have to make. How are you considering and deciphering them? On a whim or are you thinking about them in a different more methodical way? For instance, like a scientist who makes informed and data-backed decisions.

What Kind Of Thinker Are You?

It is stressful to have many vital decisions weighing on your shoulders. Whether you are good at it or not, you may be concerned about the outcome in the back of your head. Quick and thoughtless decisions are not always the best ones to make. Many considerations go into making a good decision.

A way to make sure that you are making the most informed and thoughtful decision for your company is to create a checklist in your head. Go down the list and answer the questions. For example:

    • Am I Thinking With Humility?
    • Am I Thinking With Confidence?
    • Am I Being Biased?
    • Do I Have Data To Back Up My Decision?
    • Is This My Opinion or My True Consideration?


Be Open and Welcoming 

A good CEO understands the importance of being humble. You don’t want to shut out everyone and be inconsiderate of their opinions. You do not have to please everyone, but it is considerate to ask how they feel.

Don’t sway once you have come to your decision and feel confident in what you have decided. Let your staff know what your decision is and why you made it. Back it up with factual information. Don’t wear your feelings on your sleeve; let everyone have their own opinions. That is okay; if everyone thought the same, this would be a boring world.

Viewing Business Like A Scientist

To think like a scientist, you have to know what they would do. Some of the points they would make are:

      • Market Analysis and Intelligence
      • A/B Testing
      • Segmentation
      • Internal Data
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Benchmarks
      • Financial Projection

Data is a big part of decision-making for scientists, so that means they will have their data clear and laid out. You, too, can think like a scientist. Put these tips and tricks into action when making decisions for your company. The difference of opinions to challenge your thoughts can even be beneficial.

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