Essay on Decision Making Process

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The Decision Making Process
Megan O’Brien
7/22/2013
MGT/230
Scott Morris

The decision making process is a clear and calculated way to find the best solution to a problem. This helps you to make an informed decision and analyze a problem thoroughly. The process consists of identifying and diagnosing the problem, generating alternative solutions, evaluating alternatives, making the choice, implementing the decision, and evaluating the decision (Bateman & Snell, 2011). Although I feel I use this process daily, even when making the smallest decision, I am choosing to discuss my choice to move to Arlington, TX from Melbourne, FL. I was reaching a point in my life when I wanted to change careers. I have been working as a CAN in nursing homes for most of my adult life but had recently made a decision to go back to school for business administration. My long term goal is to become a nursing home administrator and part of reaching this goal is to obtain experience working in an office environment. Melbourne is a rather small town with very limited opportunities and when NASA closed, the job market became highly competitive. It was beginning to look as though I was not living in the best area to help me to obtain my career goals. After I had identified the problem, the area I lived in, I began to generate and evaluate alternatives. I wanted to move to a large metropolitan area which has more job opportunities but was still close to a family member. My Aunt lives in San Francisco but I cannot afford the cost of living on a CNA salary. My mother lives in Asheville, NC but she is having a difficult time finding a job even with a highly qualified college degree and years of experience. I also have family that lives near San Antonio, TX but I cannot afford the long commute to the city on a daily basis. I thoroughly evaluated each alternative and finally made the choice to move to Arlington, TX. This allowed…