1776 words - 7 pagesIntroduction
The decision is to select an action among a number of actions that solves a given problem, that prevents a problem from happening, or that forces to apply new ideas for development. The need for understanding decisionmakingprocess is increasing because the complexity of modern organizations is increasing, and because the modern organizations' effectiveness depends on the decisions made by the managers. The question is how to select the most appropriate action to solve the problem satisfying all stakeholders.
Many methods have been developed to simplify the decisionmakingprocess. In this paper, the rational model of decisionmaking will be discussed first. Then, some ofVIEW DOCUMENT
761 words - 3 pages="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision_making" title="Decisionmaking">decisionmakingprocess are:Step1: Define the problemStep 2: Identify available alternative solutions to the problemStep 3: Evaluate the identified alternativesStep 4: Make the decisionStep 5: Implement the decisionStep 6: Evaluate the decisionStep 1: Define the Problem:Defining the problem is the most important step of decisionmaking. We all know this may sound simple, but its not. One way of deciding if a problem exists is to couch the problem. (Ethics resource center) You can couch the problem by asking specific questions that are describing the existing problemVIEW DOCUMENT
1327 words - 5 pagesChallenged with competing products, companies are finding it more important to understand why a consumer would choose one product over another. To do this, the company needs to recognize the complex decision-makingprocess a consumer goes through. The variety of products is always expanding, but with the consumers' limited temporal and cognitive resources, they cannot simply analyze all the products.Making rational choices does not only require access to options, but also the necessary time and information needed to choose.Consumers increasingly face information overload and consequently are unlikely to process all available product or service specifications.VIEW DOCUMENT
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Table of Contents
Traditional Decision-MakingProcess 1
Making Rational Decisions 2
Problem Definition-Rational 3
Identify Decision Criteria-Rational 3
Weight the Criteria-Rational 3
Generate the Alternatives-Rational 4
Evaluate the Alternatives-Rational 4
Select the Optimal Solution-Rational 4
Making “Good Enough” Decisions 4
Making Intuitive Decisions 4
Making Creative Decisions 5
Global DecisionMaking 5
Ethical DecisionMaking 5
Key Aspects of the Management Process 6
Decision-Making in Today’s Changing World 6
Global Managerial DecisionMaking 7
Effective Global Manager 7
What It Takes for a Manager to Be Effective in a Global Scope: 8
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711 words - 3 pagesIndomarco Prismatama Ltd. was the first company who discover Indomaret on 1988. Indomaret was first discovered as conventional store that sold basic need, as time pass by Indomaret susceptible their market number by allowing everyone to franchise their conventional store. However Indomaret headquarter is located at Jakarta, Indonesia. Agustinus is one of Indomaret manager in IT (Information Technology) department, he’s assigned to create a computer program for Indomaret. In decisionmakingprocess he will select a rational choice from the available options.
Agustinus believe to make a good decision, he must weight the positives and negatives of each option, and consider all opportunitiesVIEW DOCUMENT
1815 words - 7 pages using the 360-Degree Performance Evaluations systemBottom (10%)Below mostAverageBetter than mostTop (10%)Team-mate12345Sam SoooooMichael MoooooDickson PoooooEdwin Eooooo3.Periodic reviews and appraisalsBy adapting a system that has periodic reviews and appraisals in place management can ensure that problems or issues that arise amongst employees are controlled and taken care of. This will help to create strong foundation of information that management can then use to help them deal with problems or guide their decisionmaking processes in the future.This system could be carried out byVIEW DOCUMENT
879 words - 4 pagesChallenged with competing products, companies are finding it more important to understand why a consumer would choose one product over another. To do this, the company needs to recognise the complex decisionmakingprocess a consumer goes through. The variety of products is always expanding, but with the consumers' limited temporal and cognitive resources, they cannot simply analyse all the products.As Jon Elster (1989) points out, making rational choices does not only require access to options, but also the necessary time andVIEW DOCUMENT
1590 words - 6 pagesRunning Head: MANAGERIAL ECONOMICSManagerial Economics & DecisionMakingProcess�IntroductionA business uses various economic theories, concepts, logics and tools for making an appropriate decision. These theories and concepts are included in the managerial economics, which is a branch of economics. These various economic theories and concepts are used or applied in the analysis of the various business problems and opportunities. The analysis helps to arrive at an appropriate decision for the management of the organization. A business is operated byVIEW DOCUMENT
1195 words - 5 pagesRunning head: DecisionMaking and Planning ProcessDecisionMaking and Planning ProcessAndrea JonesUniversity of PhoenixDecisionMaking and Planning ProcessDecisionmaking and planning are a critical processes in any organization. Decisionmaking is the foundation of planning. All organizations engage in planning activities, but no two organizations plan in exactly the same manner. The purpose of strategic management is to develop an effective long- range plan. The model of strategic management involves planning organizational missions; assessing relationships between the organization and the internal and external environments; identifying as well asVIEW DOCUMENT
1348 words - 5 pagesDescribe how the system of the case study could support each of the decision-making phases of intelligence, design, and choice for the decision-makers. Explain the phase. Explain how the KBS supports or could support the phase for this case.
Simon’s decisionmakingprocess consists of 3 phases which are Intelligence, Design and Choice. These phases can be used to simplify the assumptions, validate the models which are being used in the project and to verify, test the proposed solution. These phases are then followed by the Implementation phase after which the success or failure of the proposed system can be judged.
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877 words - 4 pagesNurses provide guidance and address the problems in the end-of-life decision-makingprocess. It is the nurse’s role to explain to families and other healthcare professionals when an advance directive would be put to use. An advance directive serves as a guide for clinicians to respect and honor the autonomous decision of the patient when they are in a position to not be able to express their wishes (Roux & Halstead, 2009). Nurses could assist in ensuring the patient needs are met along with protecting their rights. The registered nurse act as client advocates in health maintenance and clinical care (Standards of Nursing conduct or practice, 2003). Advocating for patients could bringVIEW DOCUMENT
2065 words - 8 pagesThe Role of Perception in the Decision-Making ProcessWhat is perception? How can a person's perception of others impact an organization's behavior? What are the positive and negative effects of using perceptive shortcuts when judging others? How are decisions in real world organizations actually made? How can our perceptions shape ethical or moral decisions? These are the questions that will be attempted to be answered in this essay.According to Robbins, S. (2005) "Perception is a process by which individuals organize and interpret their sensory impressions in order to give meaning to theirVIEW DOCUMENT
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The most common purpose for (BI) systems is to aid in the decisionmakingprocess. BI systems collect data, store the gathered information in data warehouses, analyze the data and then present the data in easy to understand applications for the decisionmakingprocess. The following studies research the role that BI systems play in the decisionmakingprocess.
The Role of BI in DecisionMaking
Overview. Isik, Jones, and Sidorova (2013) conducted a study that explored the following research questions “(1) What is the relationship between various BI capabilities and BI success? and (2) What is the influence of the decision environment on the relationship between BI capabilities and BIVIEW DOCUMENT
960 words - 4 pagesThe decision-makingprocess in business is an important part of a company’s success. Making the right decision relies on using the attributes of critical thinking. The following will show the relationship between decisionmaking and critical thinking and how one company uses critical thinking in its decisionmaking everyday to maintain the company’s health and customer satisfaction.
“Critical thinking is the disciplined art of ensuring that you use the best thinking you are capable of in any set of circumstances” (Paul & Elder, 2006, p. xviii). Critical thinking involves the capability to think rationally and fair-minded. One must have the ability to employ hisVIEW DOCUMENT
1986 words - 8 pagesCompare and Contrast the Army Problem Solving Model (Process) with the Rapid Decisionmaking and Synchronization Process. (C100)
The Army Problem Solving Model, and the Rapid DecisionMaking and Synchronization Process (RDSP) are systems that commanders use to solve issues that may arise. While both systems are effective tools that commanders and their staff can use to solve problems, each system has strengths and limitations.
The Army problem solving, and the RDSP use measures to identify a problem. While the Army problem solving, process uses quantitative analytic tools in order to measure an effective outcome. By contrast, the RDSP uses running estimates (CCIR) which may includeVIEW DOCUMENT
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High reliability organizations (HRO) are organizations that succeeded in reducing the number of accidents and that often work in a complex environment full of risk factors. Typical examples of HRO are naval or aircraft carriers, nuclear-power generation plants, space shuttles and air traffic control system, occupations where fails and accidents are predictable because of their complexity and risks. A recurring theme in HRO literature is decision-making, as the consistent high quality of this organizational process in uncertain situations differentiates HRO from other organizations: In other words, constantly making good decision results in high quality and reliableVIEW DOCUMENT
1832 words - 7 pagesCompare and Contrast the Army Problem Solving Model (Process) with the Rapid Decisionmaking and Synchronization Process. (C100)
The Army Problem Solving Model, and the Rapid DecisionMaking and Synchronization Process (RDSP) are systems that commanders use to solve issues that may arise. Both systems require time to complete. Commanders use Army problem solving when the problem is the pressing issue, and time is secondary. Commanders and staff use the RDSP when time is the major factor rapid is the key.
Each system is a step-by-step process. Army problem solving has seven individual steps and normally completed in sequential order. While two steps (gather the information andVIEW DOCUMENT
5457 words - 22 pages extensive decision-makingprocess.Figure 1.0- EKB's model of consumer behaviour (Poulos, 2001)2 AnalysisWhilst purchasing a complex good/service many thoughts and procedures are undertaken, and in order to analyse this choice an appropriate consumer decision model is required for it to develop and prosper. The consumer decision models provide conceptual frames of reference that logically indicate the interrelationship of variables for research purposes and also aim to give an understanding of what happens as variables and circumstances change (Erasmus et al, 2001). The utilisation of EKB's consumer decisionmaking model has allowed us to become more perceptive when undertakingVIEW DOCUMENT
3791 words - 15 pages1. IntroductionWith the dynamic environment, undoubtedly, each firm attempts to study and understand the consumer behavior due to businesses stay in business by attracting and retaining customers (Arnould, Price & Zinkhan, 2002, p6). As the basic consumer decision-making unit, family are most frequently examined by many marketers because decisionmaking by family differs in many ways from decisions made by an individuals. According to Hawkins, Best, and Coney, the term of family decisionmaking is the process by which decisions that directly or indirectly involve two or more family members are made (Hawkins, Best & Coney, 1998, p195). Generally, different motivations andVIEW DOCUMENT
2087 words - 8 pagesThis essay will examine the principal institutions of the European Union outlining the functions that each partakes and it will also analyse the community decisionmakingprocess across the institutionsThe European Union began to develop after the devastation of the 2nd World War. The aim was to rebuild Europe which was destroyed by war and to avoid new confrontations between nations that share similar histories and geography, while keeping their identity, language and culture. This vision of a new, united Europe started from resistance movements against dictatorshipsVIEW DOCUMENT
889 words - 4 pagesInterpersonal Process: DecisionMaking in OrganizationsThe crucial part of any organization is making good decisions in the various contexts. To reach good decisions, they need reliable information, experience in interpreting information, and reaching a consensus. However, this process of decision-making remains incomplete without the consultation process as the view and expertise of other people in an organization can help to admit one or alter one's mind. The process of decision-making is supported by various tools and techniques that help an organization better sort and analyze the information by adding numerical and objective precision to minimize the level ofVIEW DOCUMENT
880 words - 4 pagesDecision Support Systems in Organizational DecisionMakingDecisionmaking refers to the process of finding and selecting options according to the priorities and values of the person making the decision. Since there are many choices involved, it is important to identify as many options as possible so as to pick the option that best fits a company’s target, goals, values and vision. Due to the integral role of decisionmaking in company growth and financial progress, many firms such as Amazon.com and EBay are pumping in huge investments in business intelligence systems, which are made up of certain technological tools and technological applications that are created for the purpose ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1331 words - 5 pagesRATIONAL DECISIONMAKING
Rational decisionmaking is a decisionmaking model that involves the logical selection among possible choices that is based on reasoning and facts. In a rational decisionmakingprocess a business manager will often employ a series of analytical steps to review relevant facts observation and possible outcomes before choosing a particular course of action. Rational decisionmaking can also be termed classical decisionmaking.
Rational decisionmaking is part of the normative or prescriptive decision theories where there is a preset way of making decisions, i.e. norms, standards, and policies already in place are used as a criterion or base line for makingVIEW DOCUMENT
1027 words - 4 pagesAllegra Direct Communication is a company based in Kava. The company is trying to establish greater presence in Kava. Allegra has chosen one, to assist in this mission. The government has asked many of organizations to bring their business culture to Kava. In every scenario/situation decisions have to be made and issues have to be defined because they may turn into possible obstacles. Before decisions can be made the problem has to be formulated using tools and techniques. Once the problem is discovered a decision-making technique needs to be applied to identify the solution(s). During the decision-makingprocess critical thinking should be used so the problem cannot be mistaking for aVIEW DOCUMENT
1054 words - 4 pages, products, customers, suppliers, markets and technical developments. This clearly indicates that the most important managerial attribute is the ability to make the right decision. The outcomes of the decisions will be used as the benchmark to evaluate whether managers are successful or not. Therefore, the question that arises is how managers make decisions and whether they are rational or irrational.Stoner and Freeman (1989, p.165) defined decisionmaking as "a process of identifying and selecting a course of action to deal with a specific problem or take advantage of an opportunity". Decisions are at the heart of any organization, which relates to nearly every level of an organizationVIEW DOCUMENT
909 words - 4 pages into additional problems. In the end everything will show how proper use of any decision-making model can help benefit you in your decision-making. I will also reference a few other decision-making models that I found while searching online. [Well organized.] To start, I will introduce you to Bateman and Snell's decision-making model. In their model they state, "the ideal decisionmakingprocess moves through six steps: (1) identify and diagnose the problem, (2) generate alternative solutions, (3) evaluate alternatives, (4) make the choice, (5) implement the decision, and (6) evaluate the decision" (Bateman and Snell, 2004, p. 87). Many people use decision-making models inVIEW DOCUMENT
1800 words - 7 pagesIntroductionNo matter what industry is discussed, each organization applies a specific decisionmakingprocess that can be summarized in simple decisionmaking steps: identify the purpose of the decision, gather information, identify the principles to judge the alternatives, brainstorm and list different possible choices, evaluate each choice in terms of its consequences, determine the best alternative, put the decision into action, evaluate the outcome of the decision and action steps (Time-Management-Guide.com, n.d.). The decision-making processes are based on various problem identification and formulation styles. In problem formulation and identification, understanding the causes of aVIEW DOCUMENT
671 words - 3 pagesModel 2Decision-Making ModelThe Decision-Making Model I ChoseTaking many factors into account, I decided that the Group Decision-Making model was the best choice for me, when it came to job-related decision-making. I feel that by using the group decision-making model, I was able to maximize my opportunity for a successful outcome.Background on Group Decision-Making ModelGroup decision-making is the process of producing a judgment based on the feedback of multiple individuals. Such decision-making is a key component to the functioning of an organization, because organizational performance involves more than just one individuals action. Due to theVIEW DOCUMENT
953 words - 4 pagesDecisionMaking Concept:
Decisionmaking 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 decisionmaking. The decisionmakingprocess 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.
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935 words - 4 pages information. Not having enough information can force the decision maker to make the wrong decision. By following the steps outlined below making a decision should be an easier task.The first step in the basic five-step decision model is to "identify and clarify the problem or decision to be made" (The Decision Group, 2005). This sounds simple enough but how many people actually map out a decisionmakingprocess. The truth is many people fail to address this first step when making decisions.The second step is to gather as much information as possible. This seems simple enough but when gatheringVIEW DOCUMENT
1240 words - 5 pagesmaking. These steps include,o Step One: Define the problem PLUS,o Step Two: Identify the alternatives,o Step Three: Evaluate the alternatives PLUS,o Step Four: Make the decision,o Step Five: Implement the decision,o Step Six: Evaluate the decision PLUS (Ethic's Resource Center, 2003).The most significant step in the decision-makingprocess is step one. Step one, defining the problem, refers to the procedure that describes "why a decision is called for and identifying the most desired outcome(s) of the decisionmakingprocess" (Ethic's Resource Center, 2003, p. 2). The easiest way to decide if a problem exists is to phrase the problemVIEW DOCUMENT
2118 words - 8 pagesA decision is means that make choice of two or more alternatives (Robbins, Bergman, Stagg & Coulter, 2006, p. 208). And it is the point at which a choice is made between alternative and usually competing- options (Fitzgerald, 2002, p. 8). Everyone would make any decision in their life time when they want to choose any ideas from alternatives, such as: to spend 3 dollars for coffee or 3.5 dollars for juice. Although it is very small things in everyone's lifetime, it shows that everyone will make decisions in our life by every time. At the same time, makingdecision is looks like to make choice from alternative, this view is too simply. Actually, it is involve too many process andVIEW DOCUMENT
607 words - 2 pages only to identify as many of these alternatives as possible but to choose the one that best fits with our goals, desires, lifestyle, values, and so on. Decision-making is the process of sufficiently reducing uncertainty and doubt about alternatives to allow a reasonable choice to be made from among them. This definition stresses the information gathering function of decision-making.It should be noted here that uncertainty is reduced rather than eliminated. Very few decisions are made with absolute certainty because complete knowledge about all the alternatives is seldom possible. Thus, every decision involves a certain amount of risk.The authors of the materials for this courseVIEW DOCUMENT
1048 words - 4 pages. When overly used, it has a number of disadvantages. Team members cannot contribute anything to, or learn anything from, the process. They are less likely to be committed to implementing the decision. The absence of any discussion also means that conflicts cannot be worked through, leaving ongoing resentment unresolved.
During decisions by the leader after group discussion, the team proposes and discusses ideas, but the leader makes the final decision. During this type of decision-making, the leader involves the members of the organization. The leader maintains control of the decision because, although outside information is considered, the leader alone decides. The leader is alsoVIEW DOCUMENT
880 words - 4 pagesDecision-Making Model Analysis
When one is thinking, he or she must think critically. Thinking critically means to think intelligently and thoroughly about the decision to be made. One must gather his or her thoughts with clarity, precision, accuracy, relevance, consistency, completeness, and/or fairness. With those particulars in mind during the thought process; an accurate answer and/or the most excellent decision will undoubtedly be made. The purpose of this paper is to find a decision-making model and to describe that model and apply that model to a recent job-related decision.
Although there are decisions to be made each and everyday of one’s life; how many people really use aVIEW DOCUMENT
1245 words - 5 pagesOrganizational behavior helps managers to improve the organization in a good way. Decisionmakingprocess is the one of the behavior in human organizational behavior. According to McShane and Von Glinow (2000), “decisionmaking a conscious process of making choices among one or more alternatives with the intention of moving toward some desired state of affairs”. Decisionmaking is a linear process and it includes six steps such as identifying the problems, gather and evaluate data, list and evaluate alternatives, select best action, implement the decision and getter feedback (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1).
First step in decisionmakingprocess is identifying the problems. As McShane andVIEW DOCUMENT
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Decision makers are faced with increasingly stressful environments, highly competitive, fast-paced, overloaded with information, data distributed through the organizations, and multinational in scope. Under these circumstances, decision makers expect to use enhanced tools that can assist them during the decision-makingprocess and that can help them improve their overall performance and skills (Stanescu et al, 2011). One of such tools is the decision support system. The central goal of Decision Support Systems (DSS) in any organization is to process and provide suitable information in order to support individuals or organizations in their decisionmaking tasks (Aronson et alVIEW DOCUMENT
1564 words - 6 pagesCritical Thinking and DecisionMakingThe critical thinking and decision-making processes are very important and necessary in processing the amount of information that is pushed on us day after day. There is so much conflicting information on any given topic that it is up to the individual to decide what to believe. The critical thinking process assists a person in analyzing information and reaching a conclusion. The decisionmakingprocess is a systematic method used in problem solving. In this paper, I will define the critical thinking and decision-making processes, how they are related, the benefits each provides and how I have applied them in my workVIEW DOCUMENT
1482 words - 6 pages Formulation and Identification PaperOrganizations literally live and die by their ability to solve challenges that rise up on a continual basis. While many problems are simply remedied on the move, many can become complex and difficult to even define. Companies that do not properly define the issues they are dealing with can quickly find themselves applying patches to symptoms of much larger problems. Each company is unique in its approach on how the company makes decisions, but this disparity does not diminish the effectiveness once implemented. In the following paper, Arianda, Bhavika and Sanjeet demonstrate how different organizations go through the decisionmakingprocess and theVIEW DOCUMENT
917 words - 4 pagesMilitary leaders make decisions and solve problems every day. Some need a decision quickly while others can take time. The US Army has several decision-making methods to assist leaders. The Army Problem Solving Model (Process) is a systematic approach to identifying the best possible solution to an issue or problem and a deliberate method of decision-making. (FM 6-0, 2009) Leaders use it to solve a problem when time is not critical and they can put some thought into different solutions. The solution must be objective and based on facts in order for the decision to be relevant and practical. The Rapid DecisionMaking and Synchronization Process is a decision-making and synchronizationVIEW DOCUMENT
974 words - 4 pagesMaking good decisions is a critical aspect of every day life. Almost every thing we do involves making a decision. To improve the quality of decisions we make, one must utilize a sequence of steps often called a decision-making model. A decision-making model is a step-by-step guide to help an individual make the best possible decision.A decision-making model taken from The Team Handbook (2002) puts five major steps into play. The steps in the model are meant to be used in order however each step is interrelated and may be repeated as needed through the process. "A decision-makingprocess based on data leads to good decisions" (Facilitators Team).The first step in theVIEW DOCUMENT
820 words - 3 pages ModelsFortunately there are decisionmaking models that can help in achieving a rational decision or judgment. According to Lahti (1996) there are four groups of decision-making models, such as rational, political, process and garbage can models. Though all of these models have their advantages and disadvantages we will mainly focus on the rational and process model, and show how these models are applied at my organization.The Rational ModelThis model is based on economic aspects of decisionmaking. It is laid on the bases of rationality, optimality, and uniformity and it assumes that decisions are a result of a conscious thinking process. This model assumes that fullVIEW DOCUMENT
1179 words - 5 pagesWith the introduction of management-driven protocols, employees have been empowered to independently evaluate problems and make choice decisions. That level of practice requires the employee to process a great deal of information about the problem, to make decisions about appropriate actions to initiate, to assess the effectiveness of the actions, and to implement necessary changes to the key plan. To effectively complete that process, employees must possess the proficiency to think critically and to make appropriate decisions. Good decisionmaking involves the integration of personal and social values with facts. Decision-making skills can successfully be integrated into businessVIEW DOCUMENT
688 words - 3 pages, while supervisors are seen as departmental specialists.Decisionmaking is a process and not simply a choice of alternatives. Figure 1 illustrates the decisionmakingprocess, - an 8 step process that begins with the identification of a problem and decision criteria, allocating weights to the criteria, then moves to developing, analysing and selecting an alternative that can resolve the problem, implement the alternative and concludes with evaluating the decisions effectiveness.- Identification of a problem- Identification of decision criteria- Allocation of weights to criteria- Development of alternatives- VIEW DOCUMENT
789 words - 3 pages until the time we get into bed in the evening. We decide to have breakfast or not in the morning, we decide on what to wear to school or to work, we decide on daily tasks. In decision-making, the first, and most important step, is to identify the problem or query, this will provide a starting point. Next, compile, all the known facts available then come up with a conclusion based on that information. You then add some structure to the thoughts on the information gathered, and make the final decision once the goals have been met. It has been stated, "Good decision-making starts with a consecutive, purposeful, strategic-thinking process" (Arsham, H.) I would say that decision-making is the endingVIEW DOCUMENT
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Thinking Critically SimulationWith the introduction of management-driven protocols, employees have been empowered to independently evaluate problems and make choice decisions. That level of practice requires the employee to process a great deal of information about the problem, to make decisions about appropriate actions to initiate, to assess the effectiveness of the actions, and to implement necessary changes to the key plan. To effectively complete that process, employees must possess the proficiency to think critically and to make appropriate decisions. Good decisionmaking involves the integration ofVIEW DOCUMENT
779 words - 3 pagesA decision is a choice that an individual or a group of people makes. A decision can be a single action, an entire process, or even just a single spoken word or gesture. Decision-making is one of the defining characteristics of leadership. Making decisions is what managers and leaders are paid to do, and is an integral part of their day's duties. Critical thinking is an important step in the decision-makingprocess and essential in any successful business. The affects of decisions can range from minor in consequence to life or career threatening. Regardless of the consequences, it is important to understand when a decision needs to come into affect. Using a decision-making model can helpVIEW DOCUMENT
968 words - 4 pagesAbstractMaking decisions can be very challenging for some people. For others, the process comes naturally. However, if we make our decisions fast or slow does not matter, the process of making them is very important. Tools are available to help us make decisions. A decision-making model can provide us with a step-by-step process for making sound decisions. Many of our choices are made using a modified version of a decisionmaking model. I will write how I followed Rick Roberts' 7-step Decision-Making Model when I decided to return to school to obtain a bachelor's degree.Decision-Making ModelVIEW DOCUMENT
1335 words - 5 pagesIntroduction
Thinking critically and making decisions are important parts of today’s business environment. It is important to understand how the decisionmakingprocess works and the steps involved. The nine steps of the decisionmakingprocess are: identifying the problem, defining criteria, setting goals and objectives, evaluating the effect of the problem, identifying the causes of the problem, framing alternatives, evaluating impacts of the alternatives, making the decision, implementing the decision, and measuring the impacts. (Decision, 2007.) By using various methods and tools to assist in making important business decisions an individual can ensure the decisions they make willVIEW DOCUMENT
1658 words - 7 pages is unique in its location, school culture, demographics, staff composition, school vision and leadership style of the administrator, yet each administrator is faced with multiple and difficult decisions. This research will begin to examine how restructuring decisions are made in the different middle schools in Coquitlam, the key factors of influence on the decisionmakingprocess, and the participation of staff and parents in the decisionmakingprocess. It is hoped that the research would also identify the degree of consistency within the District and how collaborative decisionmaking models are used within the middle schools.
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