An Analysis of Bateman and Snell Decision-Making Model: MGT 350 Decision Making Model Analysis paper

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An Analysis of Bateman and Snell Decision-Making Model [O.K. to let word processor automatically wrap.}

The purpose of this paper is to analyze a decision-making model. During the course of this paper, I will analyze Bateman and Snell's decision-making model while explaining how each step relates to a recent decision my family had to make regarding a second vehicle. Throughout this paper an analysis of Bateman and Snell,'s six-step decision-making model will be explained and related to a recent problem my family had to face. I will attempt to explain how we followed each step and where we ran into additional problems. In the end everything will show how proper use of any decision-making model can help benefit you in your decision-making. I will also reference a few other decision-making models that I found while searching online. [Well organized.]

To start, I will introduce you to Bateman and Snell's decision-making model.

In their model they state, "the ideal decision making process moves through six steps: (1) identify and diagnose the problem, (2) generate alternative solutions, (3) evaluate alternatives, (4) make the choice, (5) implement the decision, and (6) evaluate the decision" (Bateman and Snell, 2004, p. 87). Many people use decision-making models in their everyday lives, they do not always realize they are following steps similar to those listed above. Each step has its own significance, without one your decision may be doomed to fail. [Insightful analysis]

Most recently, my family was forced to make a decision as to another form of transportation for my husband to commute to work without leaving me stranded at home with the children. The problem we identified was the need for a second mode of transportation. The guidelines for this other mode of transportation were it needed to be fuel-efficient and something my husband...