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Derek Elliott – The Process of Decision Making

Press Release   •   Oct 25, 2010 15:21 EDT

Sometimes we all have a feeling of achieving something in life, but we are not sure of doing it. You have a good aim but don’t know how to proceed further? For furnishing our aims, we have to know about the process of decision making. Generally there are two distinct categories of decision making. They are,

  • Problem based decision making
  • Pr-emotive decision making.

Reactive decision making :
The Problem based decision making is also called as a reactive process. Generally, a reactive decision requires the individual to use their instinct to assert themselves on a situation and the process of decision making must be quick. Although reactive decision making is not an exact science but possible to develop a state of mind that is calm, rational, self assured, in possession of the key characteristics which leads to a better judgment calls. Remember, only a few well made decisions are made by angry, distracted or flustered people.

Pre-emptive decision making :
The pre-emptive decision making is also called as a proactive decision making. This method is used in making some plans and predictions to avert a potential disaster or to increase the likelihood of a potential success. The process of decision making tends to be longer and more thought out. The Individuals who excel at this form of decision making should have a detail, a logical mind, an excellent reasoning ability and the drive and the dedication to see the plan through the end. Generally this type of decision makers should have more knowledge and proactive.

Are you a decision maker? Do you prefer to plan all the eventualities on your feet? If you are a person of this kind?When you are not thinking clearly you will rely on the quick decisions, you fail to plan, can be a rash and will act in the heat of the moment. Sometimes the process of decision making can lead to a panic setting where the events conspire against you or something unexpected happens. Therefore, the decision maker have to find a happy medium between an excellent planning ability and have to be comfortable by adapting the events and random situations as they occur.

Finally by developing a high self confidence, you can plan well and take some longer term decisions in your stride, considering the outcomes and assessing the best approach. Then you can also rely on your own instinct and judgment to make some good decisions quickly and confidently.

Thus the process of decision making requires a cool head and good self confidence which will help you to remain calm even in tougher situations, which will ultimately lead to better decisions.