Essay about Decision Making

3462 WordsSep 3, 200814 Pages
The difficulty in life is the choice. Well what a curious statement for me to make when that seems to be the totalitarian objective that we as individuals seek throughout our childhood and well into our adult lives; “the freedom of choice”. Then why does that statement seem to ring so true and prevalent in our society today? A culture where teachers and professors are now moving into the roles of “facilitators” where students are encouraged to get to answers to fundamental questions through discussions and finally making their own decision; as opposed to the fundamental “do as told” style. Well I think that basically comes down to the fact that history has shown us that there are multiple ways to achieve an objective and the only…show more content…
However, for complex, critical or important managerial decisions it is necessary to take time to decide systematically. Being a manager means making critical decisions that cannot and must not be wrong or fail. One must trust one's judgment and accept responsibility. There is a tendency to look for scapegoats or to shift responsibility. Top level managers are frequently criticized by lower levels of management, writers, and consultants because after promotion they continue to enmesh themselves in operating problems rather than to withdraw to the “big picture (Wrapp, 1967).” Decisions are at the heart of any organization. At times there are critical moments when these decisions can be difficult, perplexing and nerve-wracking. Making decisions can be hard for a variety of structural, emotional, and organizational reasons. Doubling the difficulties are factors such as uncertainties, having multiple objectives, interactive complexity, and anxiety. Strategic decisions are purposeful actions. The future of your organization and the progress of your career might be profoundly affected by what you as a manager decide. The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century probably did more to shape life in the modern industrialized world than any event in history. Large factories with mass production created a need for managing them effectively and efficiently. The field of Decision Science (DS) also known as Management Science (MS), started with the

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