Decision Making

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Write a 1- to 2-page paper that addresses the following items. Format the paper according to the Business Paper Guidelines.

    Is this situation an example of programmed or non-programmed decision making? Why?

    What would be an example of a satisfying decision in this scenario? What consequences/benefits would this approach have?

    Assume you are Bill and you decide to use an analytical (or rational) decision making strategy to handle this situation. The analytical decision making approach involves the following steps:

        Recognize the need for a decision.

        Define the problem.

        Generate alternatives.

        Evaluate the alternatives.

        Implement a solution.

        Get feedback.

    Describe, in detail, the specific actions you would take for each step. Be sure to address the following questions in your answer:

        Who would you talk to?

        Where would go for more information?

        What policies, procedures, or laws are relevant?

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