Self-Assessment: Making a Decision
We live and work in a world of ever-accelerating change where information is multiplying exponentially and job requirements are constantly shifting. More than ever, we must be able to reasonably challenge standard operating procedure or workflow processes.
Faced with frequent choices about strategy and direction, we all need the skills of critical thinking to choose the most effective path.
At work, we are faced regularly with information about which we must make decisions. For example, Donald approaches you and says the following in a very serious tone:
“If you put that conclusion in the report, you’ll be looking for a new job on Monday! The boss never likes new ideas. Look what happened to Christopher. He’s out on the street now.”
In a 2-3 page, APA-formatted paper, follow the PrOACT model of decision making to explain your decision.
What are some possible decision traps in this scenario?
How might you overcome them?
Please include a consequence table and a decision tree diagram in your paper.
PrOact decision making model was developed by John S. Hammon, Ralph L. Keeney, and Howard Raiffa. They described how to make a decision using the PrOACT model in the book Smart Choices: A Practicaln Guide to Making Better Decisions.
The term PrOACT is an acronym of five core elements of the decision model:
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