RUNNING HEAD: Decision Making Model Paper
Decision Making Model
April 5, 2010
When we think of decision making one has to think of the individuals that are making the decisions. In order to make decisions leadership is required, and it takes strong willed and responsible individuals to make decisions. Decision making is an activity that we make every single day of our lives, and as long as the decisions only affect the person making the decision there shouldn’t be problems. If the decision affects multiple people such as in a work environment, the decision needs to be carefully thought out. This paper will discuss the decision making models that one should experience in order to have success. This paper will also discuss my experience with decision making models.
Some people are born leaders and some are taught how to be leaders. I believe that I fit right in the middle of that theory so I have the best of both worlds. I served twenty years in the Army and I spent most of that time in leadership positions. I served the last eight years with the Recruiting Command performing in various positions. The last position I held was a training and operations sergeant in Lakeland Florida. I was responsible for training all of the recruiters in central Florida. Every quarter we had production meetings that I had to attend because I was in a leadership position. At these quarterly meetings is where I experienced the coalition model of decision making.
The coalitional model of decision making arises when people disagree on goals or compete with one another for resources. The decision process becomes political, as groups of individuals band together and try collectively to influence the decision. Two or more...