Decision Making Paper

Decision Making Paper

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Decision Making Paper

MGT/230 Management Theory and Practice

Charles Mather

April 26, 2012

In everyday life we are challenged in making sound decisions, decisions that will last for a life time. People often wonder after making a decision if it was the right choice, will it affect the people around me, was this a good choice for my family, and will the decision affect them. The decision- making process should be one that makes a positive change. Can the decision making process work for organization as well as individuals.

Before changing to the job that I currently have, I had to decide if going into management was the best choice for my family. I wondered if it would work out in my favor. Before making a hasty decision I listed my pros and cons to see if the time that would be required would cause issues with my family time, would there be room for further advancement on the job, and what the stress levels would be like.

In making the right decision some of my decision- making came from that of the Stages of Decision-Making Process that we are learning about in the first chapter in the book. Stages of decision making that the book speaks of are “identify and diagnose the problem, generate alternative solutions, evaluate alternatives, make the choice, implement the decision, and evaluate the decision” (Bateman & Snell, 2011, p 89).

The steps that I followed when making my decision were, am I pleased with the environment that I work in, how does this affect my health during stressful days, would I doing the best work I can do, do would I work effectively with my employees, and what was the benefit package like. Some of the decision making process that I used was similar to that in the text chapter three.

Before making the final decision I debated, there are problems on jobs some are large problems, and some are smaller problems. Most problems can be solved if each party works to solve the problems....

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