We make decisions every day. I had to make many business decisions including
downsizing the department I was working for. This is not an easy task in the best of
circumstances. At any rate, there were some technological changes happening in the
near future which required some personnel with different or enhanced skills. I had
researched the product along with my technical manager to best decide which personnel
would best be fitted or suited to acquire the new skills. This research played a part in the
decision making process of whom to let go and whom to retain.
Another instance in which I used research was when I decided to leave ABC Television to
become a firefighter. I basically researched the salary and benefits of the fire
department and how they compared to my present position and included potential growth
within the company. The comparison took into account not only the monetary factors but
also lifestyle and quality of life factors.
By doing the research I was able to logically
make a sound decision which benefited me the most.
A third instance which research played a tremendous part in my decision making process
was when I purchased my home. The research allowed me to valuate the home, the
potential growth, crime statistics, interest rates, loan programs, and a lot more
information. The research helped me make the best possible choice. By doing the
research I was able to eliminate the emotional part of the decision making process and
succeed in making a rational and logical decision.