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Compare and contrast Decision making and Problem solving.

Compare and contrast Decision making and Problem solving.

How are they different?

Why is it important to separate the two processes?

Include two (2) direct quotations from the textbook for this course.

"Decision making refers to the 'passing of judgment on an issue under consideration' and 'the act of reaching a conclusion or making up one's mind." (Engleberg & Wynn, 2010).
"Problem solving is a more complex process in which groups analyze a problem and develop a plan of action for solving the problem or reducing its harmful effects" (Engleberg & Wynn, 2010).

Reference
N. Engleberg and D. Wynn, (2010). Working in Groups: Communication Principles and
Strategies, Fifth Edition, Allyn & Bacon, Pearson Education, Inc.
Retrieved April 30, 2010.

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"Decision making refers to the 'passing of judgment on an issue under consideration' and 'the act of reaching a conclusion or making up one's mind." (Engleberg & Wynn, 2010).

Decision making is a process of first diverging to explore the possibilities and then converging on a solution(s).
It is an individual's six step process of solving a problem and coming up with a conclusion. It usually consists of making a pros and cons list and weighing out the options. The ...

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Definition of decision making with reference.

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