The Roles of Perception in the Decision-Making Process

1242 WordsJan 17, 20105 Pages
Organizations rely heavily on the choices made for their success. The right choices can bring triumph and negative choices can cause failure. Perception plays a very important role in the choices individuals make. People make decisions every day, every hour and every minute based on the perceptions they interpret. Perception can cause several people to make wrong choices based on false information. In an organization incorrect decisions can cause a great deal of negative effects. This paper will demonstrate how important it is to understand perception, how a person’s perception of other impact an organization’s behavior, effects of using perceptive shortcuts when judging others, how decisions in the real world organizations are made, and…show more content…
The difference has nothing to do with the reality of the supervisor’s actions, the difference in employee behavior is due to different perceptions. The evidence suggests that what individuals perceive from their work situation will influence their productivity more than will the situation itself. Whether or not a job is interesting or challenging is irrelevant. Whether or not a manager successfully plans and organizes the work of his or her employees and helps them to structure their work more efficiently and effectively is far less important than how employees perceive the manager’s efforts. Similarly, issues like fair pay for work performed, the validity of performance appraisals, and the adequacy of working conditions are not judged by employees in a way that ensures common perceptions, nor can we ensure that individuals will interpret conditions about their jobs in a favorable light. Therefore, to influence productivity, it is necessary to assess how workers perceive their jobs. Our perceptions can shape ethical and moral decisions if we first, analyze the situation. Adjust our decision making style to the national culture in which one is operating in and to the criteria of organization evaluates and rewards. For instance, if one is in a country that does not value rationality, do not feel compelled to follow the rational decision making model or even try to make the decisions appear rational. Similarly, organizations differ in terms of
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