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Problem Formulation and Identification

May 30, 2011


Problem Formulation and Identification

Identifying Decision-Making Styles

“Tedeschi and Felson (1994), point out four main elements involved in the decision-making process.  These include the perceived value of the outcome, the probability of success; considerations of the costs of an action, and the probability that cost are likely to occur in a given situation” (Criminology FSU, nd).

Team D will compare and contrast four decision-making types that are part of the decision making process. The four decision-making styles selected are rational, intuitive, scientific, and behavioral. In addition we will compare and contrast the strengths and weaknesses found in each style.

Behavioral Decision-Making

Behavioral Decision Making Classification:

1. Individualism

2. Collaboration

3. Power and authority

An organizational system that may be based upon the "nature of man" takes the three different systems and blends them into an agreeable union, knowing that any one of the systems standing alone can be both unstable and ineffective.

The universality of the three decision-making processes seems apparent. No one wants to have decisions made for them; they would rather be free to make his or her own decisions. Even though they would rather make their own decisions, everyone needs the sense of belonging and that comes with being part of a group, and everyone fears the absolute solitude of unhindered freedom. .

While it may seem obvious that everyone may rely upon these three types of decision-making, our political conversations often polarize into conflicts of two decision-making types, a battle of group consent versus individual freedom. Without a balance of the three types there may be a possibility for organizations to quickly become unstable and ineffective.

Many organizations use decision-making processes that alter from elaborate designs with numerous decision points to...