Decision-making in difficult times

Brief Profile of Speaker:

Dr.Mamatha Srirama is a Knowledge Management practitioner and researcher. She has more than 20 years of experience and worked extensively in different aspects of Knowledge Management. Mamatha did her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science on Knowledge Management, Social capital and its impact on Learning organizations. She worked as core team for innovation, knowledge management, and competency development for different verticals at Wipro Technologies. She has been the Technical Lead for various Wireless Projects (e.g. 2G, 3G, and LTE) at Samsung, Cisco, and Interdigital. With a short stint in Academics as Asst. Prof and head sponsored research she still maintains the academic connection as a Research supervisor @ Ramaiah University. At Acies Innovations she leads the Delivery Team and handholds her colleagues in Knowledge Management-based projects. Recently she is the
COO of which focuses on Services for the Academic sector

1) Decisions come with Risks and Constraints
2) TYPES Of DECISION MAKING: Individual, Group, Creative, Rational, Well Structured problem, Ill Structure Problem (Senior Management)
3) GUT – Welch treats the word as a conflation of two slang terms: “gut” (meaning emotional response) and “guts” (meaning fortitude, nerve).
4) Understand the Situation as much as possible
5) What values, ideals, vulnerabilities, obligations

Flow of event :
1) Decision-Making Styles
2) Difficult times
3) Strategies
4) Points to Ponder while decision making
5) Vroom Yetton’s Decision Model

Learnings from the event :
1) Make use of set technique and process that help us to get close to the right decision.
2) Tending towards decision ensuring that the process is correct.
3) Risk and constraints are the most important part of decision making.
4) Small wrong decision makes the big decision difficult.
5) More you handle an ambiguous situation, the higher you go in an organization.
6) Don’t sit back, go and show your leadership skills.
7) Decision-making is an important tool to decide and make a call.
8) Design thinking empathizes with customers in a new way.

Feedback from students :
1) Engaging and interactive session.
2) Good knowledge about the content.
3) Got to learn about the insights of the decision-making process.
4) Personal and real-life examples were taken that were relatable.
5) There was a time constraint therefore she was unable to explain the content in an elaborative manner.

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