Making effective resource allocation decisions is a skill that can be learned and developed through deliberate practice coupled with structured feedback and review.
It starts with documenting the standard practice of decision-making – goals, constraints, decision-making process, and simple rules. Define what standard work looks like.
In parallel, baseline your current performance. What is your current throughput rate? How well are you producing your goals?
Put the standard work into practice. Practice with focus. Measure your process to make sure you are following standard work. Leverage coaches to help with rapid feedback.
Track your progress. Are you seeing improved outcomes? Evaluate and reflect on the performance of the decision-making process.
Couple deliberate practice with ongoing Kaizen and your decision-making will get better and better.