Module II Organizational Decision-Making Processes
Module II Organizational Decision-Making Processes COM 105
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Module Organizational DecisionMaking Processes Functional Approach to DecisionMaking Logical amp rational approach All participants have the necessary time amp resources required to make an optimal decision Identify objectives Establish a time line Conduct research amp gather background info Thorough discussion of pros amp cons of each idea Critique of each idea The reality of the situation While optimal decisionmaking is ideal real life often doesn t allow members of organizations to fully utilize the Functional Approach Time is limited Resources are limited Critical thought may be limited Nonrational Methods Decisionmaking is often based on less logical processes Bounded Rationality Use logic but under personal amp organizational constraints People are limited by cognitive and practical resources Humans cannot always be logical We have constraints on time and available tools Satisficing Search for a solution that is good enough to deal with the situation A solution that will satisfy AND suf ce Looking for a suitable solution adequate pro t vs maximum profit Effective Group Decisions A group should Understand the issue s Determine minimal characteristics Identify relevant amp realistic solutions Carefully examine all alternatives Employee participation in decisionmaking What are the positive effects of allowing employees to participate in decisionmaking Higher job satisfaction amp commitment to the org Employee ownership This can result in a closer alignment between an organization s identity and the public s perception of the org s image