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Decision Making Processes & Models Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

Read the scenario and identify which decision-making strategy was MOST likely utilized:

A supervisor overhears some members of his team complaining about workplace issues. He decides to take a survey of his employees' attitudes about the workplace. Next, he analyzes the results, discusses the data with his assistant supervisor, and then begins the process to implement changes to some workplace policies.

Question 2 2. What type of decision making uses analytics, facts and a step-by-step process to come to a solution?

Question 3 3.

Read the scenario and identify which decision-making strategy was MOST likely utilized:

A project manager must decide by the end of the day which colleague to move to an important project with a looming deadline. One candidate is still in training, but has proven to be a quick study who brings fresh ideas to the project. The second candidate has worked at the company for ten years and is a dedicated and knowledgeable employee. The project manager chooses the new hire for the project.

Question 4 4. Selecting the best alternative in the rational decision-making process is called _____.

Question 5 5. Why is rational decision making considered to be a precise process?

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Question 6 6. Rational decision-making uses _____ to reach a decision.

Question 7 7. What is the final step of the PACED model?

Question 8 8. In using the PACED model, what should you choose before starting the E: Evaluation step?

Question 9 9. What is the first step of the PACED model?

Question 10 10. Why is the evaluation of the decision part of the rational model?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following might be caused by too much diversity when making a group decision?

Question 12 12. What is a pitfall of making group decisions?

Question 13 13. What did Charles Lindblom call the process of moving between different steps of the incremental model?

Question 14 14. How many phases does the incremental decision-making model suggest?

Question 15 15. Which two alternative steps happen during the development phase of the incremental model?

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Question 16 16. What is the first step of the decision-making process, as recommended by the classical model?

Question 17 17. Which description best fits the classical decision-making model?

Question 18 18. What is the final step of the decision-making process, as recommended by the classical model?

Question 19 19. How does having experience in a given field help us with decision making?

Question 20 20. What is an example of a temporary factor that may positively affect decision making?

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Question 21 21. What is an example of a temporary factor that may negatively affect decision making?

Question 22 22. According to the administrative model of decision making, why are decision makers willing to settle for a less than perfect solution?

Question 23 23. According to the administrative model of decision making, what is the main drawback of making a decision after considering only a limited number of alternatives?

Question 24 24. According to the administrative model of decision making, what is the main benefit of making a decision after considering only a limited number of alternatives?

Question 25 25. When you have to change your business plan because you lack the funds to move forward, what are you facing?

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Question 26 26. What kind of decision-making tool is most often used in a business situation?

Question 27 27. If your project team needed to know how long it would take to deliver the project, what tool would be appropriate to do that analysis and make that decision?

Question 28 28. Another phrase for intuition is _____.

Question 29 29. A manager is brainstorming potential solutions to a problem. According to the rational decision-making model, what is occurring?

Question 30 30. In using the PACED model, what question should you answer during E: Evaluation step?

Decision Making Processes & Models Chapter Exam Instructions

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