About This Chapter
Introduction to Decision Making - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides a high-level introduction to decision making in the workplace. Consisting of short and engaging lessons, this chapter educates your employees on the decision-making process, the importance of ethical decision making and biases and judgement errors that can get in the way of making strong business decisions. You can have your employees access the lessons at any time that fits their schedules, and the included self-assessments are designed to reinforce basic decision-making concepts.
How It Helps
- Builds awareness: The chapter helps employees develop a thorough understanding of decision-making types and processes
- Discusses the applications of decision making : The chapter includes a lesson that shows employees how the seven steps of decision making are applied in professional situations
- Improves decision making: Employees who complete the chapter will be able to make more effective decisions in the workplace
By the end of the chapter, your employees will be able to:
- Compare types of decision-making methods
- Outline each step of the decision-making process
- Describe the impact of ethical decision making
- Recognize common judgment errors and biases that can occur in decision making
1. Decision Making: Definition & Types
How do you make decisions? When we talk about deciding between choices we can break the processes into types. This lesson will fill you in on the different ways to make decisions and give you a few examples of each.
2. The Seven Steps of Decision Making
Effective decision-making is an essential skill for every manager. In this lesson, you'll learn about a seven-step process for effective decision-making. You'll also have an opportunity to take a short quiz after the lesson.
3. Practical Application: Seven Steps of Decision Making Infographic
This infographic will help supervisors with the decision making process. Here, you can visually follow the seven steps of decision-making to come to the right choice.
4. Ethical Decision Making
We have to make decisions every day, and many of these decisions have an ethical dimension. In this lesson, you'll learn about ethical decision-making and a process you can use to make ethically sound decisions. A short quiz follows.
5. 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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