The rational decision making process consists of a sequence of steps designed to rationally develop a desired solution. Typically these steps involve:
The infographic below walks through this decision-making process, click on the image to view it full screen.
Mehentee, J. (2014, January 4). Decision making toolkit: PrOACT - introduction [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/5MunrGUIgwc?list=PLXZcOGxnrPsJ07IrspMmFrvdn1NBQLvOn
When making an important decision, one that will impact some part of your life, such as your work, your family or your health, you need a decision-making process that will increase the likelihood of realizing a successful outcome. Watch the video above for some helpful advice.
A friend tells you someone stashed a $50 bill in a novel in the neighborhood library. The friend doesn't know the title of the novel, but goes on to say that the money is between pages 201 and 202 of the unnamed novel.
With this information, do you ransack the library looking for the right novel and the money? Why?
After you spend some time deciding on your answer, click on the image to see if you made the right choice.