• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Unilateral Judgment

Unilateral decision-making is based on individual judgment. This strategy doesn’t imply operating in isolation. Instead, unilateral decisions typically are made after others have been consulted or surveyed. In a courtroom, for example, the judge makes a unilateral decision after hearing arguments presented in adversarial debate. Whether considering a legal issue or work project, if those involved believe a unilateral decision is unfair, too costly, or simply wrong, they usually have recourse to an appeals process.

The purpose of unilateral decision-making is not to force your views down someone’s throat. Its value lies in quick resolution of minor issues, such as choosing the type of staple remover; handling crises that demand immediate action, such as reacting to a bomb threat; and enforcing reasonable rules, such as requiring safety glasses.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint