The Rational Decision Making Model: Steps and Purpose in Organizations


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Rational decision-making uses _____ to reach a decision.

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1. Julie has decided a change is needed in tracking the inventory at her store and decides to utilize the rational decision-making model as a tool to make these changes. Julie's first step is to _____.

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can help gauge your knowledge of the parts of the rational decision making model. You will be assessed on alternatives, criteria and other information related to the process of making rational decisions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you assess your understanding of:

  • Choosing between alternatives
  • Steps involved in the rational decision making model
  • Ranking criteria

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet are useful for practicing the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the development of alternatives
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about decision making in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the steps involved in the rational decision making process

Additional Learning

For more information about rational decision making, read the lesson called The Rational Decision Making Model: Steps and Purpose in Organizations. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what rational decision making is
  • Differentiate between intuitive and rational decisions
  • Explore an example of applying the steps in the rational decision making model