Decision Making Concept:
Decision making is one of the most important aspects in life and work because of its strong link to success and effectiveness. Actually, successful people achieve their goals in life and work through effective and efficient decision making. The decision making process is usually guided by an individual’s beliefs, values, and attitudes as well concepts. While a person can use various concepts in making decisions, they should be very careful to select a concept that is effective and contributes to huge success. Nonetheless, these concepts exist to help an individual become a better decision maker in the world around him/her.
Decision Making Concepts Resonating with Me:
As previously mentioned, there are various decision making concepts that enable an individual to become a better decision maker in his/her daily life. One of these concepts that resonate with me as a decision maker is the WRAP model. WRAP model is a major concept because it enables a person to make his/her decisions through intentional illumination of strategic spots or points of consideration (Heath & Heath, 2013, p.24). In this case, the decision is not made on the basis of what ordinarily comes to a person’s attention but through examining hidden corners or facts. WRAP model basically involves widening options, reality-test of assumptions, attaining distance before deciding, and preparing to be wrong.
The widening of options primarily focuses on expanding the set of choices through identifying new options and analyzing them. This is followed by asking craftier questions in order to filter the information and collect trustworthy ones. Since making a choice at this stage may result in a bad decision, the next step is to developing ways for overcoming short-term emotion and contradictory feelings in order to make the best decision or select the best option. The final phase is to prepare for an uncertain future in order to enhance the likelihood of success of the decision. Generally, this concept helps someone to protect him/herself from potential biases in decision making through covering around the normal way of making decisions. Moreover, this concept promotes the success of the decision through helping a person to reliably focus his/her attention on details that are likely to be overlooked, information that could probably be resisted, options that could have been neglected, and preparations that could have been ignored (Heath & Heath, 2013, p.26). This contributes to consistent improvement in the decision making process and enhancing awareness of the need for decision making.
An example of the application of this concept in the world around is associated with how it will change my thought process and behavior in the future. First, before making any decisions such as a career choice, I will examine various options and list possible careers that aligned with my passion, personality, values, and strengths. This will involve expanding the...