First describe the situation you were in that led to the decision. You don’t need to go into details, but put emphasis on the part which led to the consequent decision.
- Choosing who to fire if layoffs are deemed inevitable due to financial constraints.
- Terminating squad members who are well-intentioned but inept
- When you have many excellent prospects, deciding who to promote can be difficult.
- Whether or not you need to reduce perks that workers are used to (such as holiday bonuses) in order to better stabilize the company’s finances.
Tell what happened that led to the decision. Explain the reason why you had to take the decision.
This is the main part of the answer. What exactly was the hardest decision that you had to make in this situation because of this reason? Tell the interviewer how you reached the conclusion and executed the decision.
End your answer with how the decision impacted or altered the outcome. Include how your decision made the ultimate outcome a positive one