Decision Making

This course is about effective decision making.

Introduction

Welcome!

Decision making is a very fundamental aspect of our day-to-day life, there is no denying of this fact. At every step or every phase of our existence, we encounter a lot of situations where we need to take certain decisions, which can impact our lives in short term or long term. This is something that we can’t escape.

What is decision and decision making?

Decision

A choice made from available alternatives

Decision Making 

A process of identifying problems and opportunities and resolving them.

What stops you from making decisions?

Roadblocks to decision making

Decision Making Process

Let's look at the process

Decision Making Process

1. Define the problem

2. Clarify objectives

3. Identify alternatives

4. Analyze alternatives

5. Make a choice


Let's experiment

Please mark true or false

  • I evaluate the risks associated with each alternative before making a decision.
  • I think that involving many stakeholders to generate solutions can make the process more complicated than it needs to be.
  • In a group decision-making process, I tend to support my friends' proposals and try to find ways to make them work.