Decision making is choosing alternatives. The process involves:
Identifying the problem to be solved
Gather relevant information
Identify the alternatives
Weigh up the evidence
Choose among the alternatives
Evaluate your decision
Find out what it is you need to make a decision on. It can be a problem to be solved or a question to be answered.
Search for relevant information that affect your decision. Look at instances where you succeeded or failed that is related to the problem or question.
Identify possible solutions to your problems or answers to the question.
Find the pros and cons of each choice.
Make a Choice
Once you are clear what you need to decide on, put together all ideas, and tested all possible pathways to take. It is time to make the decision.
Implement Your Decision
Act on your decision to make it a reality. Develop a plan based on your decision and complete the tasks.
Reflect on the Outcome
Think back whether your decision was effective - was the problem solved? Has the answer been appropriate? What could have been done better?