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Managerial Decision Making

Is anyone familiar with Managerial Reasoning/Decision Making. I'm trying to formulate a 3-4 page paper and would greatly appreciate any assistance.

The book that this task focuses on is 'The Psychology of Decision Making: People in Organizations by Lee Roy Beach and Terry Connolly.

The instructions for the assignment are below. I can formulate the answers regarding personal experience as discussed in section C but would like more details and assistance for the remaining parts. Thank you kindly.

As you read in Beach, the purely rational decision-making model fails to include the influence of emotions on each of the stages recommended described in the process. Emotions help draw attention to decisions that need to be made, they help us assign values to goals and/or behavioral intentions, and they motivate us to focus energy on problem. Unfortunately, they can also lead us to impetuous, reactionary actions when we are overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. Recall that the fifth personality trait is Neuroticism. High levels of Neuroticism, when combined with unbalanced competing traits, can lead to various errors of judgment.

a) Assume that you work with four managers. Each has a different dominant personality trait as listed below. How would these differences affect the way each manager frames decision making situations? How would these differences affect the way they make choices in the face of uncertainty? What types of decision-making errors would each manager tend to make under highly stressful conditions?

1. Conscientiousness

2. Assertiveness/Extroversion

3. Openness to New Ideas and Experiences

4. Agreeableness

b) This next question gets a little more complicated--consider it carefully. What types of situations are more likely to cause stress each of these managers? Do the same things cause stress for each one?

c) What has been your personal experience with these various personalities, as you have found them displayed in managers, friends, and family? Have these differences affected you decision making style?

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Managerial Decision Making

Is anyone familiar with Managerial Reasoning/Decision Making. I'm trying to formulate a 3-4 page paper and would greatly appreciate any assistance.

The book that this task focuses on is 'The Psychology of Decision Making: People in Organizations by Lee Roy Beach and Terry Connolly.

The instructions for the assignment are below. I can formulate the answers regarding personal experience as discussed in section C but would like more details and assistance for the remaining parts. Thank you kindly.

As you read in Beach, the purely rational decision-making model fails to include the influence of emotions on each of the stages recommended described in the process. Emotions help draw attention to decisions that need to be made, they help us assign values to goals and/or behavioral intentions, and they motivate us to focus energy on problem. Unfortunately, they can also lead us to impetuous, reactionary actions when we are overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. Recall that the fifth personality trait is Neuroticism. High levels of Neuroticism, when combined with unbalanced competing traits, can lead to various errors of judgment.

a) Assume that you work with four managers. Each has a different dominant personality trait as listed below. How would these differences affect the way each manager frames decision making situations? How would these differences affect the way they make choices in the face of uncertainty? What types of decision-making errors would each manager tend to make under highly stressful conditions?

1. Conscientiousness:
Frames decision making situation: He frames the decision in a manner that is orderly and in conformity with the social norms. He will not cross the line. From an ethical perspective the manager that is conscientious will follow a deontological perspective and ensure that rules and laws are adhered to. Such a manager frames the situation in such a way that he has a high degree of control, he make decisions by himself and assesses the work that needs to be done.
Make choices in face of uncertainty:
In face of uncertainty such a manager would take time to carefully sift through ...

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