9780765606761

Developing Decision-Making Skills for Business

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  • ISBN13:

    9780765606761

  • ISBN10:

    0765606763

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-09-30
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This practical resource shows business professionals how to improve their decision-making skills and enhance their ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with co-workers and clients. The book covers a wide range of topics -- identifying tastes and preferences, personal skill assessment, cost-benefit analysis, risk and uncertainty, multi-tasking, human resource management, time constraints, data collection, and more. Designed to help busy professionals make the most effective use of time and energy, it will also be useful in the study of organizational behavior and business psychology.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Overview of Business Psychology xi
Part I: Wants, Abilities, and Goals 3(26)
Tastes, Preferences, Wants, and Values
5(14)
Assessing Your Resources
19(5)
Choosing Goals and Criteria of Success
24(5)
Part II: Introduction to Evaluative Thinking 29(70)
Evaluating Simple Alternatives
39(12)
Weighing Present Versus Future Benefits (and Costs)
51(13)
How to Think About Cost
64(10)
Allowing for Uncertainty
74(11)
Dealing With Risks
85(7)
Reconciling Multiple Goals
92(7)
Part III: Getting Useful Ideas and Knowledge 99(64)
Getting and Eliminating Ideas
105(19)
Experts, Expert Systems, and Libraries
124(12)
Using Scientific Discipline to Obtain Information
136(11)
Assessing Consequences and Likelihoods
147(16)
Part IV: Working With Information and Knowledge 163(58)
Pitfalls That Entrap Our Thinking
165(15)
My Favorite Worst Sources of Errors
180(18)
Good Judgment
198(5)
Self-Discipline and Habits of Thought
203(10)
Dealing With People, and Managing Them
213(8)
Index 221(8)
About the Author 229

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