Implementing The Decision

Lesson 23 : Decision Making Process

Implementing The Decision

This is the fundamental phase of decision making, which is often ignored by many people. The ability to accept the consequences of the decision is the great assets for making future decisions. Each decision making process is a learning exercise for every individual. The results of one decision could produce further evaluating criteria for further decision, whether it is positive or negative. This will help to refine the skill necessary to make rational decision. This step creates self confidence in people to make effective decisions in the future.

The decision may produce either positive or negative results. When we employ the decision-making process one of the sources of input is previous decisions we have made in similar situations. Unless one analyzes the conse­quences of the decision we will tend to follow a similar pattern in future decisions. When the decision we make produced a high degree of positive results, this procedure will not be detrimental. However, if the results produced are negative or less than optimum, without using analysis, the input in future situations will not be valid.

Just as the values, goals, and standards are sources of input upon the evaluation of the alternatives, so too are the input sources during analysis of the outcome and acceptance of the consequences of the decision. The standards are the criteria used to assess the extent to which your decision was successful. Your decision was directed toward the attainment of one or more goals; the extent of forward progress is assessed. The values involved and the reinforcement of these is expressed by how you feel about the outcome.

Some decisions that produce negative outcomes can be reversed. However, this does not or cannot occur unless we are willing to recognize the decision you made was an invalid one. The person who accepts only the positive conse­quences of decision making will have a tendency to repeat ineffective decisions simply because he or she will not recognize the consequences of his or her negative producing decisions.

Once the decision is made, then it should be implemented for which the resources required should be pooled together.

If it is education of the child, he should be given all possible help and support to succeed in that. Similarly the child should make efforts himself to succeed.

Effective management is dependent upon developing and refining the skills necessary to make thoughtful, logical decisions. This will occur when we not only assess the outcome but also accept the consequences of the decision. This knowledge is then used in the future. As stated, failure to accept the consequences of negative outcomes will result in future ineffectual decisions. Through accepting the consequences, whether positive or negative, you are able to more readily progress toward the attainment of the desired quality of life.

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