In the normative aspect of decision making, on the other hand, it is focused more on the logical and rational way of making decisions until a choice is made.
‘¨ SUMMARY: Problem solving is a method; decision making is a process.
It is still a process of cognitive function, but it focuses on what action to take and what alternatives are available.
Decision processes will always end up with a final choice; this choice may be an action or an opinion about a certain issue.
The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses to your individual and organizational needs.
In general, the decision making process helps managers and other business professionals solve problems by examining alternative choices and deciding on the best route to take.
Recognize the human variable in problem solving and decision making 4.
Assess major conceptual blocks and significant situational challenges 5.
Critical thinking – the application of scientific methods and logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making.
Critical thinking enables us to avoid common obstacles, test our beliefs and assumptions, and correct distortions in our thought processes.