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Decision Making

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The Five-Step Decision making process

The Five-Step Decision making process

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  • 1. Decision Making
  • 2. Decision Making
    What is Decision Making?
    2. Barriers to GoodDecision Making
    Decision
    Making
    3. Decision Making Process
    5.Protective & Risk
    Factors in
    Decision Making
    4.ABCDE of
    Decision Making
  • 3. Decision making is the thinking process leading to the selection of a course of action among alternatives.
    Every decision making process produces a final choice.
    It can be an action or an opinion.
    What is decision making
  • 4. Decision making begins when we need to do something but we do not know what.
    Therefore, decision making is a reasoning process
    It could be rational or irrational
    What is decision making
  • 5. What Prevents Good Decision Making
    Being too hasty - Making quick decisions without having much thought.
    Being too narrow - Decision making is based on very little or no information.
  • 6. Being scattered - Our thoughts in making decisions are disconnected or disorganized.
    Fuzzy - Sometimes, the lack of clarity on important aspects of a decision causes us to overlook certain important points.
    What Prevents Good Decision Making
  • 7. Define the decision clearly.
    Consider all the possible choices.
    Gather all relevant information and evaluate all the pros and cons of each possible choice.
    Select the choice that seems to best meet the needs of the situation.
    Implement a plan of action and then monitor the results, making necessary adjustments.
    The Decision Making Process
  • 8. DECISION MAKINGABCDE MODEL
  • 9. A = ASSESS
    What is the problem or decision?
  • 10. B = BRAINSTORM
    What are the possible choices or solutions?
  • 11. C = CONSEQUENCES
    Consider the consequences of each choice – both positive and negative
  • 12. D = DECIDE
    Make a decision and act!
  • 13. E = EVALUATE
    Evaluate the choice you made and the positive / negative consequences.
  • 14. PROTECTIVE FACTORSPOSITIVE DECISION MAKING
    Loving, functional family
    Involved in school activities
    Positive self – esteem
    Clear goals and plans to reach them
    Close friends
    Regularly practicing one’s faith
    Sense of accomplishment at school
    Healthful attitude about competition
    Follows community rules
    A plan to cope with life’s stressors
  • 15. RISK FACTORSNEGATIVE DECISION MAKING
    Dysfunctional family
    Low self-esteem
    Unable to resist peer pressure or influence
    Lacking faith experiences
    Family disruptions
    Experiencing depression
    Academic or athletic pressure
  • 16. Any Questions?
  • 17. The End