Decision Making Process
The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader of the decision-making process used when I made a life changing employment decision. Making a decision to do something new usually involves giving up something else. Important decisions are even more difficult because of the conflict and emotion faced regarding the possible outcomes of the final decision. “The ideal decision making process includes six stages. (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 , 2011, p. 89 ).
Consider the choices involved in leaving a company after 12 years. A new direction of employment had to be considered after coming to the realization that the planned goals for my family were not working under the current employer. After identifying the problem that the current employer will not pay additional funds and make contributions toward my retirement. I started to create criteria of choices I had outside of my employer and set a goal for future employers to meet and objectives that had to be resolved from future employment. Then, I compared the positives and negatives of leaving my former employer objectively to help create an informed decision of what to do next. After, weighing out the impacts of choosing those possible solutions I made my decision. Although I was happy and loved my former employer, in order for my family to move toward the planned goals I needed to change employers. Once I decided that the change was necessary, I discussed the possibilities with my Husband and we created steps to implement my decision of leaving my employer of 12 years and starting with a new employer that which met planned objectives. To reflect back this was a very difficult decision because of the emotional ties I had with my decision however I made the right decision because I used both my head and heart in my process and my...
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