How I make business decisions that get results
The Standard – ENTERPRISE By Peter Muiruri | May 19th 2021 – How I make business decisions
Making sound decisions is a skill that paralyses. And for an entrepreneur, delays can be the difference between clinching a deal or sinking. We talk to four business leaders who give some insights into the ‘dos and don’ts’ of the decision-making process.
Nev Jiwani, the Group MD of Go Places was recently interviewed by The Standard Newspaper with other business icons on their leadership skills when it comes to making business decisions that get results.
Nev Jiwani, Group Managing Director, Go Places
I Trust My Gut feeling!
One of the best decisions I ever made was to transfer all our business platforms online over eight years ago, transforming the company into a digital marketing agency. When the pandemic hit, we were already in a good position for business continuity. We successfully took part in the first virtual tourism expo where we were recognised by 53 countries and awarded among the Top 10 virtual event companies in 2020.
Before making an important decision, I meditate, pause and trust my intuition.
Procrastinate and lose the deal. If you are in authority, procrastinating in making a decision affects the company as well as the people around you. You are in charge and must make some immediate and thorough decisions. At times, you cannot be diplomatic but downright straightforward because when opportunities come knocking and you fail to act fast, someone else may steal your tomorrow. With today’s cutthroat competition, you need to be on top of your game.
I cannot point out a specific decision I regret but I make room where my team and I agree to disagree. This is a stepping stone towards growth and change.
Many are afraid to make decisions because they are worried about the outcome. There is also a lack of confidence and self-esteem. They ponder over the question, ‘What if?’ Such insecurities may require one to seek advice or therapy to overcome.
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A little about our companies
Go Places is a world award winning renowned brand that started 28 years ago with the intention to inform the general public on places to visit, travel, entertainment, wine & dine, hospitality & tourism news, shopping and everything lifestyle
The company has evolved over the year from a publishing and advertising company to a digital marketing agency, providing our clients and readers a weekly Go Places Digital magazine delivered directly to our readers inbox each Friday and through social media.
Besides the above the company has grown over the years and we have several division and companies that complement the mother brand. These are the Go Places Holidays – providing travel solutions for domestic and outbound travel. Go Places Africa DMC – that caters for inbound travel into East Africa. Eyecontent – providing digital, online and social media solution to clients. Chefs Delight Awards – is an awards programs for the hospitality industry and aims to set international quality standards in this very important sector. Go Places Privilege Club – a loyalty programme, providing members discounts at partner establishments. Go Places Living – promoting Real Estate properties both Residential and Commercial.