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1. Based on a decision made in a workplace, what criteria were used to assess the success of its implementation?

2. Do good decisions always have good results? WHY? Are good results always based on good decisions? WHY? Are poor results based on poor decisions? WHY?

3. What is a workplace example of altering an initial plan that would have improved the decision outcome?

4. How is critical thinking part of a continuous improvement process?

5. Under what circumstances would benchmarking (or any other evaluation tool) be appropriate as an evaluation tool?

6. How can you tell if your decision-making process was effective?

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Please see response attached. I hope this helps and take care.

1. Based on a decision made in a workplace, what criteria were used to assess the success of its implementation?

This is straightforward. It is asking you about a business decision made in the workplace, and the criteria used to assess the success of its implementation. Let's look at a hypothetical workplace decision to understand the process:

Hypothetical Decision: To increase sales through implementing advertising and promotion on the Internet
Decision making is the cognitive process of selecting a course of action from among multiple alternatives. Every decision-making process produces a final choice. It can be an action or an opinion. It begins when we need to do something but we do not know what. Therefore decision-making is a reasoning process which can be rational or irrational, and can be based on explicit assumptions or tacit assumptions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognition
Let's assume that the decision makers had used this type of decision-making mentioned above (often referred to as critical thinking) to set the above objective, meaning that the decision makers used critical thinking in the decision making process. The criteria for success would be a performance measure (e.g., amount of sales), and if the measure of sales showed an increase in sales, then the decision to increase sales through advertising and promotion on the Internet was a success. However, there is always the potential for unknown variables to have impacted the results, but continuous planning process will usually pick up on these variables. For example, it might not have been the Internet advertising and promotion that increased the sales. Instead, it might have been the trade show and other marketing campaigns, or a combination of marketing programs.
Thus, objectives act as performance measures.

2. Do good decisions always have good results? WHY? Are good results always based on good decisions? WHY? Are poor results based on poor decisions? WHY?

Interesting! Good decisions do not always have good results, because things change and some unforeseen variable may impact the results, which are in the future and therefore unknown.
Likewise, good results, although more likely than not are based on good decisions, this is not always the case. For example, a poor decision (a decision that was impacted by cognitive mistakes, for example) might be influenced by other variables, which might result in a good result.
More often than not, poor results are based on poor decisions. This is true mainly because the decision makers did not take the time to critically evaluate ...

Solution Summary

By addressing the questions, this solution examines various dimensions of the concept "critical thinking."

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