Almost everyone in the world is constantly being faced with making different decisions daily. Some of the decisions we have to make daily may be minor but some of them may be more complex and may require more thinking such as changing jobs or purchasing a new home. If a person follows an orderly process to make decisions then the outcome will be more successful. The end result of a decision is always important therefore it is better to follow the decision making process to guide you.
One of the biggest decisions I have had to make was moving out of a rental property that I was renting with my family. It all started when we were facing a lease that was going to expire in two months and if we wanted to renew the lease the owners wanted to increase the monthly rent. I and my family had made it our home since we had lived in that house for eight years. The thought of having to move out weighed very heavily on all of us. We knew we were facing a drastic decision that we had to decide on soon.
The decision making process has six stages which are to identify and diagnose the problem, generate alternative solutions, evaluate alternatives, make the choice, implement the decision, and evaluate the decision. Our first decision was to realize if this home was worth paying more a month or if financially it would be better to move into a new home. Every day we would brainstorm and discuss the pros and cons of moving out or staying in the rental. It was an ideal time to buy a house since prices had drastically dropped and we knew that was our biggest benefit. We had to make a decision fast so we went to go look at different homes in our price range. It was becoming stressful and we were about to give up until our realtor gave us motivation to look at a few more houses. Finally, we were successful in finding a nice home that best suited my family and at the perfect price.
In the decision I had to make I might have used four stages of the decision making process. I...