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American InterContinental University Unit 2 Decision Making Discussion

American InterContinental University

Question Description

Need help with my Management question - I’m studying for my class.

In your own words, answer this unit's discussion questions in a main post (recommended minimum 300 words), and respond to at least 2 peers’ postings (recommended minimum 75 words).


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Assignment Details

This DB has three parts.

  1. When making a decision it is human nature to make assumptions. Understanding the assumptions along with the consequences should those assumptions be incorrect is important. A best practice when making a decision is to make a list of any assumptions that exist. Discuss a decision you have made in the past in your professional life that was based on assumptions that proved to be incorrect. What were the consequences and how did you handle the resulting situation?
  2. There are many different decision making models available such as: the rational model; the seven step model; and the Carnegie model to name a few. What are the pros and cons of managers using decision making models?
  3. What factors should be taken into consideration when collecting data for a strategic decision?

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Running head: DECISION MAKING

Decision Making
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DECISION MAKING
Discussion

Decision making is one of the major activities that humans undertake every day when
presented with various options. Individuals are expected to understand the consequences of each
assumption. Assumptions can be very dangerous if not thought of wisely and evaluated. I once
made a cost assumption when buying a laptop I was using for work. I needed a laptop that was
powerful enough to run the heavy software I run while doing my graphic design job. ...

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