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Success as a manager is dependent upon good decision-making skills To introduce my paper I will focus on consequential decision-making and systematic decision-making as two models of decision-making I then will discuss a recent job related decision using one of these decision models and I will show how critical thinking impacted the decision Good decision-making skills help to set a framework from which todays manager manages motivates and rewards his or her employees in an effort to get a job done well The consequential decision-making model employees the principle of listing pros and cons for which a manager will use to arrive at a decision This is done typically when a manager must choose a course of action to take when dealing with a problem or opportunity which has arisen for the organization To begin first the manager would chart out using a columnar or box format the objectives or alternatives to the problem or opportunity which has arisen Then the manager would use those objectives or alternatives listing all the possibilities and all the consequences to the problem or opportunity The limitations to this decision model would be individuals involved must be driven to find the optimal solution to a course of action to take themselves This model is similar to the classical decision-making model in that the consequential and classical decision-making models do not always present a clear quick and accurate description of how organizational decisions are made A clearer picture is often obtained when using a systematic decision-making model Johnson 2005 P 8 The systematic decision-making model uses a five-step process for a manager to arrive at a decision The first step for the manager would be to define a problem or recognize an opportunity for growth For many decisions this step is the most important as this step is the framework from which a decision is defined The second step for the manager would then be to specify his or her
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