In the quest to meet my dedicated aspirations, I found out that being an entrepreneur does not only require capital availability but also requires management and skills. I have always aspired to run my business, and further my investments in becoming a successful entrepreneur. Before enrolling in Business Management program, which I am currently undertaking, I used to do creative arts.
Everyone including my family and friends thought that I was doing exceedingly well. This meant that my idea of enrolling into a school could not be embraced by many since it meant being out of business while in class or being a part-time learner. Coming up with my decision to enroll into this program was challenging as I had to balance on my time, customers, as well as my talent (Bateman and Snell, 2011).
This brought about interpersonal conflicts as enrolling to school could compromise my talent, but at the same time it could enhance the talent at a future date. I found it partly as a risk as I could lose some of the people who liked my work. In consideration to all these elements, I decided to enroll as a full time learner as this could shorten my class time as compared to being a part time student.
This decision was based on the following considerations: Firstly there was the need to diagnose the problem, and generate all other possible alternatives. To reach my objective, my talent needed to be improved by acquisition of extra skills. To do this, I had to make choices on whether to gain these skills on a part time or full time basis. Being a part time learner meant taking longer hours than enrolling as a full time student (Bateman and Snell, 2011).
Alternatively, it was possible to find a tutor who could provide learning materials and assist in the learning. This was best fit as I could not face social challenges from those who thought that enrolling in school could divert my ability. However it meant being flexible in order to fit in the tutor’s schedule, and also spend more as compared to part time and full time learning.
Secondly, enrolling in school meant that I could gain skills, which could in turn boost my innovativeness. With entrepreneurial skills, managing the income from my talent and expanding it to growth could be achieved. This was in line with Bateman and Snell (2011) who argue that a rational managerial decision is reached when a problem is diagnosed and all alternative solutions assessed. The only limitation to this was time pressure as enrollment implied being in school for some time while doing little to continue with Arts. However, I also considered the pressure as an incentive towards becoming a successive entrepreneur.
With consideration to these alternatives, pros and cons, I made a decision to enroll in this institution and develop business skills. However, contrary to Bateman and Snell (2011) who advocated that an ideal decision is reached when evaluation comes after implementation, my choice of the decision was based on an evaluation test before implementation. I had to assess the benefits and limitations of enrolling in school before starting my education. Nevertheless, I do not expect this to limit my excellence as there was no way I could have reached the decision before evaluating its effectiveness towards my objective.
If I was to do this as indicated by Bateman and Snell (2011), probably I could not have enrolled in school rather I could opt to nurture my talent rather than developing skills to nurture it. Implementing the decision before evaluating it could make me lose focus as my goals could be disoriented.
Bateman, T. S., & Snell, S. (2011). Management: Leading & collaborating in a competitive world. Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.