Decision-Making Models In The Workplace

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Decision-Making Models in the Workplace Decision making is a major part of the critical thinking process. Although every part of the critical thinking process is much needed for accuracy, the only part that truly affects everyone involved in a problem is the act of making the decision. When making a decision within a company, many different aspects and factors are involved depending on the organization. Some companies firmly rely on one type of decision model while other companies use various different models to solve several kinds of problems that affect distinctive groups of people. The members of Team B explain the Five Step Model, the Business Mapping Model, a combination of the two and how they can be used independently and jointly. Five Step Model The decision model that was used at the Utah School for the Blind was known as the Five Step Model. This model assists in gathering the necessary information so that the correct placement can be made for a child who might have a visual impairment or learning disability. [The first step identifies and clarifies the problem. The next step gathers information, learns more about the situation and looks for possible causes and solutions. This step may mean collecting files, calling stakeholders, or group brainstorming. The third step evaluates the gathered information and looks where the information came from and whether or not it represents various points of view. In addition, it considers the biases could be expected from each source and it can determine the accuracy of the information that has been gathered. The fourth step draw’s conclusions from the gathered information and proposes solutions. Then, it weighs the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative] (Decision Making Model, 2009). For instance, what are the costs, benefits, and implications? What are the obstacles, and how can they be handled? [The
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