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Decision-Making Process Paper

William A. Black

MGT/230

Week 1 Assignment 1

Ronald Sprague

Identify a time in your life when you had to make a personal or professional decision such as buying a home, changing jobs, enrolling in school, or relocating to another state or region.

Important decisions are made daily within my life that will ultimately affect my future. Lifelong challenges which include career path choices, personal wellbeing, and lifetime goals are constantly evaluated; seeking to achieve a greater result. The ideal decision-making process as described in (Management: Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World) Bateman and Snell (2011) includes six stages: * Identify and diagnose the problem

* Generate alternative decisions
* Evaluate alternatives
* Making the choice
* Implementing the decision
* Evaluating the decision

I use this method to make decisions and evaluate all possibilities before implementing the idea into an action. When I decided to go back to school, I had the option to continue with my last employer to change for a lighter workload while attending. I did not want to limit myself to my previous hourly wage and position. I look at all alternatives before deciding to focus on school and obtaining my real estate license to establish another source of income. Implementing decisions are challenging in the sense that you may face opposition towards changes. (Decisions are likely to attract varying degrees of opposition, ranging from mild dissent to outright resistance.) ("Laynetworks", n.d)

Once an idea is implemented into my daily life, I constantly evaluate my situation to determine if my actions are leading to my overall goals. I make alterations to my daily habits and professional mannerism; in order to achieve a maximum performance out of myself. These processes help to identify any problems that will prevent a...
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