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Below is a sample breakdown of the Individual Decision Making in Organizations chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Rational decision making||Decision criteria and steps in the rational decision-making model|
|Tuesday||Bounded rationality and intuitive decision making||Satisfice, heuristic biases, the administrative man theory and the elements of intuition|
|Wednesday||The Vroom-Yetton-Jago normative decision model||Leadership styles suited to the autocratic, consultative and group decision-making models|
|Thursday||Decision-making styles||Analytical, directive, conceptual and behavioral styles of decision making|
|Friday||Biases and judgment errors||Ability- and information-type biases, escalation of commitment bias, randomness errors and risk aversion errors|
1. The Rational Decision Making Model: Steps and Purpose in Organizations
Managers often rely on fact-based analytical decision making. Rational decision making can be very beneficial in the business world and differs from intuitive processes in several ways. Learn more about both decision-making tools, and find out which process provides the best solutions.
2. Bounded Rationality and Decision Making in Organizations
Managers have to make either intuitive or rational decisions every day. However, the rational decision-making process is not always an option. The bounded rationality model was developed to explain making rational choices under time constraints and other pressures.
3. Intuitive Decision Making in Business and Management
Managers often rely on patterns and intuition to make quick decisions. Intuitive decision making can be very beneficial in the business world and differs from rational processes in several ways. Learn more about both decision-making tools and find out which process provides the best solutions.
4. The Vroom-Yetton Leader Participation Model: Rethinking Business Decision Making
Leaders in an organizational environment have to make decisions daily. The Vroom-Yetton-Jago Normative Decision Model helps explain when and how to have employees participate in decision making.
5. Decision Making Styles: Directive, Analytical, Conceptual and Behavioral
Every leader prefers a different way to contemplate a decision. The four styles of decision making are directive, analytical, conceptual and behavioral. Each style is a different method of weighing alternatives and examining solutions.
6. Common Biases and Judgment Errors in Decision Making
In order for companies to be successful they have to be able to learn from their mistakes. One way they can do that is to identify biases and errors that might occur during decision making.
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