I had this question come up once this week on a job search, and it stumped me to no end. I had never had it asked of me before, nor do I expect to have it asked again.
Two days later I had the EXACT same question asked of me!
The question went something like this: "tell me about a time when you were forced to make a quick decision without access to all the information necessary, but you had to act quickly." different followup questions included "what would you do differently", "what did you learn from the outcome".
Is this a trap question? Am I required to show them I can be persistent in conducting my investigation to receive all the information? Or do they want to know exactly what the question asked, and how can I properly showoff my adaptation skills?
I do have the interviewing series, just purchased today, but have not gotten to the pertinent episode.
Thank you for your input.