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

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D.E.C.I.D.E Decision Making by Mind Map: 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.

2.2. Example

2.2.1. There aren't many ways to solve this problem, one way is that I could tell him and just replace it without anyone else knowing. Another way to solve this problem would be for him to inform his parents and me to tell my parents and then they can discuss it. I could also just not tell him I did it and blame it on someone else.

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 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. Identify Your Values

5.1. Look into yourself

5.1.1. Personal values may affect your decisions. Consider your long and short-term goals as well as the beliefs of your family and culture. Consider your own and others’ health and safety, and your self-respect. Identify those choices that are a good match for your values. Don't do anything that you would regret later in life.

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.