When it comes time to make a decision, I am one that thinks very hard and carefully about the choice I should make. I use critical thinking skills when I make a choice, especially with it come to something large like a job, home and school. Making the choice to return to school was a big decision for me.
The first step to decision making is “to recognize that a problem exists and must be solved” When I was ...view middle of the document...
I knew I wanted to go to school just had to fill in the blanks with those above questions. Step two “links problem diagnosis to the development of alternative courses of action aimed at solving the problem.” During this stage I did my own a little different. I wanted to know if there were going to be problems if I choose to return to school. Either with my home life or work life, I weigh out all the negatives and positives to this. Step 3 “determining the value or adequacy of the alternatives that were generated.” This step is where I would make this a yes or a no. If yes, I would think of all the cons to returning to school and if a no, this is where I would stop. That returning to school is not something that could be done at this time. Step four are evaluating and making the choice, kind of where I lead with step 3.
I think that my steps kind of coincide with the text, for I then to over think things that could have a negative/positive impact in my life. I try to make sure I have made the best decision for not only myself but my family as well.
References: Managerial Decision Making chapter 3