Curious about applying objectivity to charged and difficult topics on which you yourself may hold strong personal opinions? Yes, even auditors have opinions (hey man, auditors are people, too), but how do you reconcile your opinions with objective fact to make wise decisions?

Fastcompany.com provides a few pointers for keeping your head when personal biases threaten to intrude on your decision-making. In a nutshell;

  1. Realize Objectivity’s Limits
  2. Find Your Weak Spots
  3. Gather A Brain Trust
  4. Check Your Personality Type
  5. Invite Other Views

You may wind up at the same conclusion as before, or somewhere entirely different. In either case, applying objectivity can aid you in making wise and thoughtful decisions on difficult subjects.