Essay on Decision Making

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Decision-Making Process Paper
La’Tanjela Patterson
MGT/230 MANAGEMENT THEORY AND PRACTICE
December 10, 2012
Wynnona Hayes

To ensure that all aspects of the decision making process are addressed, the six stages of decision should be used which are identifying and diagnosing the problem, generating alternative solutions, evaluating alternatives, making the choice, implementing the decision, and evaluating the decision (Bateman, 2011).
Some examples of the decisions I had to make was not taking a job advancement that would require more time at work, giving up personal sport activities, and the repercussion for not attending school at all. Evaluating the decision is still an ongoing process today, but it is required to make sure that each of the problems identified are still be addressed and nothing is overlooked. When making my decision to go back to school I had to think about many different things before I made this decision. Some of the things I needed to consider was how I was I going to pay for school , how much it was going to cost, what colleges had the major that I was interested in, how long before I receive my degree and how I would balance family, work and school. You may be wondering why these things are a big deal for me because these things were part of the process for me to further my education.
The steps of my process were first making sure that I had a plan in place to have time for family to keep up with what my kids needed and if I could manage being available when they needed me. Now this is when the process begins because I needed to figure out how long I wanted to be in school because I wanted to receive my degree but my daughter graduated high school with her high school diploma, now it would something new to me and it was going to be a challenge for me because I had been out of school for a while and I place a time limit on myself that I had place on myself but .because I implemented the decision and enrolled in school in September 2010 and I have one year and seven months before I’m completed with college and I will have my degree. But the down fall…