Decision-making can be a complex task to do. Some decision cannot be made within a few second. Therefore, to avoid conflict, some decision must be throughout. Such as what the decision is, who will be involved and how would the decision affect them. Also, alternatives should be considered. Implementation of and commitment to the decision is paramount. I had to make a decision to either go back to college or to put college on hold for a few more years for my son. Before a decision is made, I had to ask myself a few questions and I had to find a solution for them. One question was what college was closer to my house. I wanted to stay close to my child incase of an emergency. Second question, was how many units and classes I would be able to take without it affecting my child’s activities. My son’s needs always come first; therefore, I had to find classes to fit my schedules. Third, who will take care of my child when am in class. My child’s daycare closes at 6:00 P.M. so I need to find someone that will be able to watch him after 6:00 P.M. or pick her up at Last, how much more will childcare cost for the evening that I am in class. I had to look at alternatives such as online classes instead of on campus classes. Also, I had to analyze each alternative before a decision can be made. While doing so, I found that there were advantages and disadvantages. For example, I can go to school on Tuesday’s nights but I would need to pick up my son from her grandfather’s house after 10:00 P.M. After looking at my alternatives and priorities, I found that the best decision was to go back to school online through Axia. I think that my decision-making process was very similar to the one in the readings. I reviewed my alternatives before deciding on going back to college. I found solutions for my alternatives that helped me make my decision to go back to school. I do not believe that my outcome of my decision would have been different because I used a...
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