# D.E.C.I.D.E Decision Making

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D.E.C.I.D.E Decision Making

## 1. Define the Problem

### 1.1. Think

1.1.1. Think, do you really need to use the decide method for this problem or is there a more efficient way of solving the problem.

### 1.2. Example

1.2.1. If I broke my friends phone and don't know what to do then I should use the decide model because first it isn't a everyday problem but a rather complex one.

## 2. Explore the Alternatives

### 2.1. Understand

2.1.1. Make a list of possible alternatives for solving your problem. If you need more information to fully understand the problem or any of the alternatives, do the research now.

## 3. Decide and Act

### 3.1. Act as nesasory

3.1.1. Use the information you have collected to compare the alternatives. Decide which one you should use. There might be more than one right answer but you have to chose that best answer. Make a plan to act on your decision. Make deadlines and make sure you meet them in time.

### 3.2. Example

3.2.1. To act on my solution I will first tell him about it as soon as I meet him and I will mail it to him before hand so that he has some context. When meeting him I will explain the whole solution to him and then finally I will ask him for his parents email and phone number so that my parents and contact them.

## 4. Consider the Consequences

### 4.1. Wonder

4.1.1. Go through your list of alternative options and think about the positive and negative outcomes of all the alternate options and pick the best one. Think about how your choices might affect you or others near you.

4.1.2. Example

4.1.2.1. If I use the first solution then although I wouldn't get in trouble but it is just not practical because I would never be actually be able to do it. The last solution goes against my core values of honesty so I can't use that solution. My second solution is practical and doesn't go against any of my core values and although I will get in trouble it is still the right thing to do.

### 5.2. Example

5.2.1. The solution that I am going to use doesn't go against any of my values and won't affect me in a long term/short term negative kind of affect. It's also not going to hurt anyone so this acts as the perfect solution.

## 6. Evaluate the Results

### 6.1. Design

6.1.1. If you do act then reflect on how that worked out for you, take some time to review it. How did your decision play out. How has it affected you and other close to you. What did you learn and what might you do differently next time.

### 6.2. Example

6.2.1. Because it worked out good so the next time I will do the same things if the circumstances are the the same. My decision worked out just the way I wanted it to the only thing I would do differently would be to inform my parents first.