Daily we are encountered with making all different type of decisions and we are so used to it that we might not even notice it. However, there are also decisions that impact our future and we should all know the 6 stages for decision-making, they will help make the decision easier and faster. These are identifying and diagnosing the problem, generating alternative solutions, evaluating alternatives, making the choice, implementing the decision and evaluating the decision (Management, 2011). The most recent decision I had to make was to come back to school, when you are young and are making good money you think that you don’t need to stay in school.
I had always known I wanted to go back into school, however I started working and earning good money. I wasn’t doing very well in school; I actually failed a class and had to pay it and that is when I stopped going to school. I didn’t want to pay more than $1000, just to go back. One day I started analyzing myself, in the company I was in and that there really wasn’t much growth in there. I was seeing that all my friends were graduating, some of them were already working on their masters and some of them were making even more money. So I knew I had a problem, I had stopped chasing my dream because I was too busy wasting my money in other things. So after a lot of thinking, over- analyzing I started making payments and came back into school.
At the end, it took me a little over a year to decide what I wanted to do. I’m actually really proud of myself, because for the first time without my mom’s help I decided that going to school was the best thing I could do, and I paid the money and now I’m back into school. Learning these new stages for decision-making will probably help me to make my decisions a little bit faster. I do think that without knowing them I did came across into some of them for example I identified I had a problem, I evaluated the alternatives and I made the choice and right...
References: Management: Leading & collaborating in a competitive world. 9th ed. NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2011. 89. Print.
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