this weeks discussion board 4

Based on our Study reading this week or your peer-reviewed/scholarly research, answer two or more these Discussion questions:

1. Name a decision-making technique or problem solving model. Explain how it could represent an actual decision making process. In other words, how does it compare/contrast to rules at your present or past workplace? Does it align with those rules? Perhaps you have seen protocol or procedure in an employee manual or even due process in a legal proceeding and can relate it to developing a final decision. Is the decision-making or problem-solving procedure similar to their process or different?

2. What is a useful resource for solving problems in different organizational scenarios? When would you apply it, in what kind of situation? What is a probable result?

3. What is the relationship between critical thinking and decision-making? How do they connect?

4. For any of these topics, you can supply a good example in your discussion posts. As an illustration, you could give an example of not following policy and procedure and the result from #1. If you have an example of not thinking and making a decision from #3, provide that example.

  • Heath, Chip and Heath, Dan. (2013) Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and WorkU.S.: Crown Business. ISBN: 9780307956392
  • Harnish, Verne. (2012). The Greatest Business Decisions of All Timeby Verne Harnish & the Editors of Fortune, Forward by Jim Collins. New York. Published by Fortune Books. Print ISBN: 9781603204415, 1603204415 e-text ISBN: 9781603204415, 1603204415

Chapter 9, Honoring Core Priorities, & Chapter 10 of Decisive

This presentation explains terms that we have studied and heuristics. It consists of Lecture Notes from Bazerman’s (2005), Biases Affecting Decision-Making

(click on the link). Bazerman stated, “The key to improved judgment lies in learning to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate uses of heuristics” (p. 39). Think about how these biases may have influenced your decision-making, as well as organizational decision-making. This can be used in your work. Since it is from our course site, it is not considered research.

The “Bill Gates Decides to Take a Week Off” case from chapter 8 of The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time.

From the Biblical book of Titus, Chapter 2

Optional Biblical Reading: Consider how Fear can influence decisions by reading Gen. 32:7-8, Prov. 29:25, Matt. 10:31, Matt. 14:30, Matt. 25:25 or II Tim. 1:17.

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