Classical model of decision making : a prescriptive model that tells how the decision should be made.
Assumes managers have access to all the information needed to reach a decision.
Managers can then make the optimum decision by easily ranking their own preferences among alternatives.
Unfortunately, mangers often do not have all (or even most) required information.
The Classical Model List alternatives & consequences Rank each alternative from low to high Select best alternative Assumes all information is available to manager Assumes manager can process information Assumes manager knows the best future course of the organization 5–
Decision making is commonly associated with making a final choice.
Although choosing an alternative would seem to be a straightforward proposition, in reality the choice is rarely clear-cut.
Step 6: Choosing Implementation Strategies
The bridge between reaching a decision and evaluating the results.
The keys to effective implementation are:
Sensitivity to those who will be affected by the decision.
Proper planning and consideration of the resources necessary to carry out the decision.
Figure: Keys to Effective Implementation of Decisions 5–
Steps In The Implementation Plan Implementation Plan 5– List the resources and activities required to implement each step Estimate the time needed for each step Determine how things will look when the decision is fully operational Order the steps necessary to achieve a fully operational decision Assign responsibility for each step to specific individuals