Decision Making Essay

3463 Words Aug 14th, 2008 14 Pages
The difficulty in life is the choice. Well what a curious statement for me to make when that seems to be the totalitarian objective that we as individuals seek throughout our childhood and well into our adult lives; “the freedom of choice”. Then why does that statement seem to ring so true and prevalent in our society today? A culture where teachers and professors are now moving into the roles of “facilitators” where students are encouraged to get to answers to fundamental questions through discussions and finally making their own decision; as opposed to the fundamental “do as told” style. Well I think that basically comes down to the fact that history has shown us that there are multiple ways to achieve an objective and the only …show more content…
The goal of his scientific management was to determine the best method for performing tasks in the least amount of time, while unfortunately using the stopwatch in a heartless manner.
The Management Science / Decision Science approach to decision making includes the diagnosis of current decision making and the specification of changes in the decision process. Diagnosis is the identification of problems (or opportunities for improvement) in current decision behavior; it involves determining how decisions are currently made, specifying how decisions should be made, and understanding why decisions are not made as they should be. Specification of changes in decision process involves choosing what specific improvements in decision behavior are to be achieved and then defining the objectives.
Nowadays, the Mangement Science/ Decision Science approach has been providing assistance to managers in developing the expertise and tools necessary to understand the decision problems, put them in analytical terms and then solve them. The MS/DS analysts are, everyone from the, "chiefs of staff for the president", "advisors", to "systems analysts". Applied Management Science is the science of solving business problems. The major reason that it has evolved as quickly as it has is due to the evolution of the computer where adding up large quantifiable figures is now a simple and quick task.
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