There are always going to be better ways to do things but it can be hard to evaluate whether they’re better, when compared to current ways, without fully analyzing them. This is an overview: rational decision-making and problem solving simulation and why it’s an essential course to undertake.
When a company undertakes any new venture, it needs to be analyzed from every possible angle to ensure it’s not going to adversely affect other areas of the organization. While it may mean money needs to be spent, future projections should look positive.
It’s essential to have a number of different people involved in the problem solving process. These people should have different perspectives so that the overview can be broad and cover every possible contingency.
A list needs to be drawn up that covers every area it may affect. Cost is the most obvious factor. Can it be done within reasonable and affordable budgetary guidelines? It’s important to look long term when viewing this factor as initially any worthwhile project is going to be costly. Will it recoup the initial investment over time?
Companies have a limited supply of staff unless new people are hired specifically for the job. So can the job be done using existing staff and a rearrangement of duties for a period of time? If the answer is yes, then that problem is solved.
Does the company have sufficient resources and materials to devote to the project? If so, that’s a positive factor. If not, again the long term cost needs to be analyzed to see if the cost of additional materials can be recouped over time.
These are merely the major questions. There are numerous other factors that must also be considered. The company’s profitability factor has to be considered. Will there be losses in current earnings because of the new project? While the idea is to improve work performance, it shouldn’t be done if it drastically affects current income and profitability because it may be hard to project when that income can be replaced.
A clear plan must be drawn up that itemizes all steps that must be taken in order for the new project to succeed. It has to include projected dates that steps must be finished by so performance can be monitored and its feasibility can be measured in real terms because until now, everything is only conjecture.
What problems may occur during the entire process? These should also be itemized. Of course there may be unanticipated ones but it’s better to prepare as much as you can.
This course “the overview: rational decision-making and problem solving simulation” can help teach people how to look at the bigger picture when it comes to major projects. Focused teamwork and highly advanced problem-solving skills will inevitably improve work performance if planned properly.