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Making Better Business Decisions
Understanding and Improving Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills



© 2002 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book will help readers deal with the hundreds of decisions that are faced every day.. It will demonstrate how:

· The mind processes information

· Biological, physiological, and psychological factors influence thinking

· To better prepare yourself to address probable influences on your decisions

· To unleash the creative potential in your mind

This book outlines how people, especially those in business, make decisions . Making Better Business Decisions will enable decision-makers to:

· Recognize and focus on the truly important decisions that require critical thinking

· Analyze options more clearly and creatively

· Reduce decisional time and effort

· Improve judgement quality

The awareness and application of the material contained in this book will enable professionals, academics and students not only to improve their own decisions, but will also provide the means to understand how and why decisions are made. This work will show how applying rational decisional techniques or intuition can solve repetitive and minor problems.

This work breaks down critical thinking skills and creative problem solving techniques that can assist and help as decisions become more important and problems become more difficult in today's society and business environment. This book is a beneficial for professionals, academics and students in business and organizational behaviour.

 
1. Introduction to Making Better Business Decisions
 
I. INTERNAL INFLUENCES ON DECISION MAKING
 
2. Biological Factors Influencing Decisions
 
3. Why We Don't Decide as We Should: The Influence of Want
 
4. Judgmental Biases Influencing Decisions
 
5. Perceptions of Risk and Decision Making
 
II. UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
 
6. Thinking Critically: How We Know What We Know
 
III. UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVING CREATIVITY
 
7. Thinking Creatively
 
8. Improving Our Decisions
 
References
 
About the Author

good resource for students that wish to go the extra mile; arguments and main concepts a bit difficult to stand out if read by undergraduate year-2 students; edition would benefit by a more creative layout

Mr Georgios Zifkos
Business Management, York St John University
May 20, 2015

A must read for aspiring managers who have to make strategic decisions. Well written and full of practical tips.

Mr Mohammed Arshad
Training, Calderdale College
May 14, 2015

This book provides interesting and valuable perspectives on how to make better business decisions that benefits the workplace.

Mrs Ilse De Bruin
Training and Development, Erudio Interactive
July 23, 2014

Students found this to be an essential read in helping them to formulate their critical thinking skills in their management activities

Dr Lyn Ashmore
Education & Professional Dvpt, Huddersfield University
July 16, 2010

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