Personal Perspective of Decision Making
University of Phoenix
Decision making is a mental or behavioral commitment to a course of action. In a broader sense, the term “decision making” denotes an information-processing activity of a single decision maker, or of multiple decision makers, that begins with the recognition of a choice situation and ends with the implementation of the choice and the monitoring of its effects (Decision Making, 2004)
There are many models out there that you can follow you just have to make a decision as to which one you would like to follow and stick to it. One decision making model in particular is the nine step model. In using this model it allows you to view your objectives from the start. Once you have followed the nine step model it will allow you to come up with a strategic plan to accomplish the goal or task at hand. Managers and supervisors should use the nine step model to help the with their decision making process.
Decision making models can tend to be long and sometimes people have a tendency to rush and jump to a solution. This is not necessarily wrong as long if the stakes are low. If you must make a decision then by all means snap to it and make one. If you actually allow the model to work for you whether it is the nine step model or the four step model, by using the models the person will be less likely to make a snap judgment based on emotions or their own personal desired end results. They will actually weigh out all the options and alternatives and make a sound decision based the facts.
My experience with decision making models has been with doing the swot analysis. A Swot analysis is Models are available to assist managers and supervisors in making more effective decisions. In my personal experience we tend to have the right resources available to assist us in making good or sound decisions we just do not execute them properly. Decision making is the process of...