Mgt/230 - Decision Making Progress

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Decision-Making Process
People should make decisions nearly every day, some of those decisions are easy to make, while others are quite difficult to implement. Appropriately combined and organized decision-making process will help to control this issue and bring positive outcomes for people enrolled in it. In this paper I will provide decision-making process when I had to make a personal decision, such as enrolling in college. People face a wide range of opportunities every day, as well as certain challenges supporting this process, and the most difficult thing in the life of a person finishing school is to become enrolled in college of his or her dream.

The decision-making process may become challenging for people due to “the lack of structure and entail risk, uncertainly and conflict” (Bateman and Snell, 2012, p. 86). That is why people trying to make some important personal or professional decisions should have some appropriate model to follow in order to avoid such challenges. Bateman and Snell identified six steps or stages pf decision-making process which may be attached to any problem or decision. First, it is necessary to identify and analyze the problem.

My problem was the enrolling in college, as I wanted to enter some specific college helping to build my future professional career. In order to diagnose this problem, I analyzed my past, present and future implications and experiences helping to make the right choice. I took into consideration not only my preferences and ideas, but also opinions of my parents and relatives. Second, it was important to find alternative solutions to this problem, as I had chosen some alternative colleges and educational establishments in case I would not be enrolled in this specific college.

The third stage of decision-making process “involves determining the value or adequacy of alternatives that were generated” (Bateman and Snell, 2012, p. 91). On this stage it was important to understand the possible value of...
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