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Decision Making Tools & Software – Action Management Associates

Decision making tools that improve business performance.

In some business situations, decisions are not well thought-out and a decision making tool is not used because the individuals making the decisions value their personal agendas over organizational health and they do not want to consider all the potential options. In other contexts, the fear of being blamed with a “wrong” decision prompts managers to avoid decision making tools in an effort to limit their options—making a safe choice preferable to determining the best choice.

Action Management’s proven decision making model and decision making tools enable individuals to incorporate both facts and feelings in the decision making process. Our decision making tools create a step-by-step process for choosing among or between alternatives or ranking alternatives when it is likely that more than one option will be implemented. Our easily-used decision making tool is beneficial when individuals are facing decisions that are complex or when a decision will profit from the visibility a defined process can provide.

Unlike some commonly used decision making tools, Action Management’s process involves the use of both rational and creative techniques. Our decision making tool recognizes that all decisions involve both risk and uncertainty and the best solutions grow from the effective evaluation of many alternatives. The need for a formalized, structured decision making process using a proven decision making tool can prevent making decisions with inadequate information resulting in solutions that often fail to achieve their intended objectives.

When competing interests must be involved in a decision process or where an anticipated decision will be unpopular and carries significant political implications, a decision making tool can clarify information and data while generating additional options when none of the current alternatives are acceptable.

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