How to Decide in a Time of Confusion

In the most unpredictable business conditions most managers have seen, it’s harder than ever to plan for three months out — never mind a year. Despite the chaos, there are well-established tools that can be used to navigate a murky business environment. “Even in the most uncertain times, you don’t have to just wing it,” says Hugh Courtney, associate dean of executive programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “There are systematic ways to deal with even the most uncertain environment.”

Kim Girard has gathered these techniques for you to use, to get a better handle on a rapidly changing environment and prepare for what’s coming next — whatever that might be.