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Organizational Behavior: Decision Making

Please help with these questions for a paper:

1. Compares and contrasts the decision-making process associated with rational decision making, administrative decision making, and creative decision making within your own organization.
2. At what points do these three descriptions of decision making diverge most?
3. What implications does this divergence have for decision makers within your organization who attempt to follow the wrong model.

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One approach is to provide a tentative outline of your essay project and information to consider for each section, which you can them draw on for your final copy. This is the approach this response takes.

Your tentative outline might look something to the effect:

I. Introduction (e.g. ¼- ½ page; introduce topic; include purpose statement: The purpose of this paper is to compare three decision-making models, including...)
II. Rational decision-making (e.g. about 2 pages; describe in full, in order to make effective comparisons with the other two types of decision-making)
III. Administrative decision-making (e.g. 1-2 pages; describe process; making comparisons to the first model)
IV. Creative decision-making (e.g. 1-2 pages; describe process; making comparisons to the first two models)
V. Discussion (e.g. about 1-page; at what points do these three descriptions of decision-making diverge most? What implications does this divergence have for decision makers within your organization who attempt to follow the wrong model?)
VI. Conclusion (e.g. sum up main points)

Now let's look at information for you to consider for each section of this tentative outline. there might be more than you need, so please keep what fits.

Decision making is the cognitive process leading to the selection of a course of action among variations. Every decision making process produces a final choice, which 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/Decision_making The purpose of this paper is to...

1. Rational Decision Making

Rational decision-making, often uses a Rational Decision-Making Model, and is a step-by-step process for making logically sound decisions. The model comes from Organization behavior (see fill article available on-line at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_Decision-Making_Model). Specifically, the Rational Decision Making Model is a model, which emerges from Organizational Behavior. The rational decisions-making process is one that is logical and follows the orderly path from problem identification through solution. People using this type of decision making often use a Rational

Decision Making Model, such as the seven-step model for making rational and logical reasons follow:

Define the problem:

The very first step is normally overlooked by the top-level management (contrasts with administrative and creative decision-making) is defining the exact problem. Though we think that the problem identification is obvious, many times it is not. The rational decision making model is a group-based decision making process. If the problem is not identified properly then we may face a problem as each and every member of the group might have a different definition of the problem. Hence, it is very important that the definition of the problem is the same among all group members. Only then is it possible for the group members to find alternate sources or problem solving in an effective manner.

Generate all possible solutions:

The next step in the rational decision making process is, after defining the exact problem, to generate all the possible solutions of the problem. This activity is to be done in groups, as different people may have different ideas or alternatives to the problem. If you are not able to explore more and more solutions to then there is a chance that you might not arrive at an optimal or a rational decision. For exploring the alternatives it is necessary to gather ...

Solution Summary

Compares and contrasts the decision-making process associated with rational decision making, administrative decision making, and creative decision making within your own organization. It also describes at what point these three descriptions of decision making diverge most. Finally, it explores the implications this divergence has for decision makers within your organization who attempt to follow the wrong model.

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