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Ch 8: Decision Making Models

About This Chapter

Have your employees complete these lessons to improve their understanding of various decision making models used in project management, as well as how to implement them. The multiple-choice quizzes that accompany each lesson let your employees test how well they understand these models.

Decision Making Models - Chapter Summary

Our lessons provide your employees with a versatile way to review and test their understanding of a number of different decision making models used in project management. A few of the models your employees can learn about in these lessons include:

  • Normative model of decision making
  • Classical decision making
  • Models for administrative and shared decision making
  • Paced and incremental decision making
  • The GREAT and DARE decision making models
  • Garbage can and Baird models of decision making

Have your employees access these lessons on their own or during a corporate training session. Following that, they may take the lesson quizzes to discover what models they do not understand.

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: Employees who review this chapter will be more aware of the different decision making models and when and where they can be beneficial.
  • Teaches skills: These lessons were composed to help individuals learn new decision making skills to use when faced with difficult decisions when managing projects.
  • Improves productivity: Employees who learn these decision-making skills will be better able to make important decisions in a timely manner.

Skills Covered

After studying the lessons in this chapter, employees will be able to:

  • Describe when to use the normative model of decision making
  • Use the classical, administrative and incremental models of decision making
  • Explain the steps in the shared, paced, GREAT and DARE decision making models
  • Understand the models of judicial decision making and garbage can decision making
  • List the steps involved with the Uustal and Baird decision making model
  • Outline the models of ethical decision making for nurses
  • Describe the rational actor model of decision making

15 Lessons in Chapter 8: Decision Making Models
The Normative Model of Decision Making

1. The Normative Model of Decision Making

How do you make a decision about how to make a decision? Explore five strategies offered by the normative model of decision making, and learn the factors to consider when choosing the best strategy for your situation.

Classical Decision Making Model

2. Classical Decision Making Model

Imagine living in a perfect world, where all information is readily available to you. Wouldn't making decisions in such a world become as easy as pie? The classic model of decision-making gives you a taste of how it would be.

Administrative Model of Decision Making

3. Administrative Model of Decision Making

Do you always consider all possible alternatives before making a decision? Learn more about the concept of limited rationality and its consequences with the help of the administrative model of decision making.

The Shared Decision Making Model

4. The Shared Decision Making Model

Many times during a project, a project manager needs help in making decisions. When a project manager needs help, he can turn to the shared decision model.

Paced Decision Making Model

5. Paced Decision Making Model

Would you like to start making more rational decisions? Discover the five steps behind the PACED decision-making model and learn to apply them in practice with the help of the PACED matrix.

The GREAT Decision Making Model

6. The GREAT Decision Making Model

As a project manager, have you ever regretted making a decision? The GREAT decision model will help you make great decisions and eliminate regret from bad decisions.

The DARE Decision Making Model

7. The DARE Decision Making Model

Each day, we all make decisions, some more complex and important than others. Regardless of how big or small a decision might feel, you can benefit by applying a decision-making framework. In this lesson, we'll discuss the DARE decision-making model.

The Incremental Model of Decision Making

8. The Incremental Model of Decision Making

Sometimes, the decision cannot be reached in one go. Instead, you make a step-by-step progress towards a solution. Explore the incremental model and its three phases of decision-making.

The Garbage Can Model of Decision Making

9. The Garbage Can Model of Decision Making

Organizations can be messy! The garbage can model explains the decision-making process in organizations with changing preferences, poor processes and high staff turnover.

The Strategic Model of Judicial Decision Making

10. The Strategic Model of Judicial Decision Making

Judges usually have their own preferences and values that they want to fulfill through policy. However, they must make strategic decisions with other players in mind. Here we'll explore the strategic model of judicial decision-making.

The Attitudinal Model of Judicial Decision Making

11. The Attitudinal Model of Judicial Decision Making

How do judges make decisions? While case facts are fundamental to any judicial decision-making, other factors can shape the case outcome. Learn more about the attitudinal model that predicts the behavior of the courts.

The Uustal Decision Making Model

12. The Uustal Decision Making Model

Have you ever hesitated between telling the truth and protecting a friend? This is one of the most common ethical dilemmas! Explore the nine steps of Uustal decision-making model and learn to make cognitive decisions when facing a difficult choice.

The Baird Decision Model

13. The Baird Decision Model

How do you decide whether a decision is right or wrong? Learn more about ethical decision-making by exploring the Baird decision model and Ethical Lens Inventory framework.

Ethical Decision Making in Nursing: Models & Examples

14. Ethical Decision Making in Nursing: Models & Examples

This lesson will explain ethical principles governing the nursing field and explore how they're applied with a case example. We'll also discuss ethical decision making processes in nursing.

The Rational Actor Model of Decision Making

15. The Rational Actor Model of Decision Making

Would you like to understand how world leaders and country leaders made their historical decisions? The rational actor model and its four key concepts will help you to successfully analyze past decisions.

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