Which of the models of organizational decision making, from Chapter 12 of the Jones text, do you feel is the most relevant to your organization? Why?
I believe that the most relevant model of organizational decision making for our organization is the rational model. This is because it has been used by our organization since it has started. The members of the organization are bound to be rational since they are open to all the information they need for them to make a decision which is best for the organization. Organizational decision making is defined as the “process of solving the organizational problems through a step by step and procedural method.” (Jones, 2010) In this case, the rational model best fits the distinction of satisfying the conditions in organizational decision making.
First, the organization is primarily put at stake in every decision that is made. This rational approach is quite advantageous for all the members of the organization. It ensures the organization and its members that even when the managers or leaders make an impromptu or planned decision these guidelines enable them to think what is best for the organization. (Asmub & Svennevig, 2009) This model also provides a modest safety net and I really believe this is best for my organization.
The standard process in organizational decision making is to define the problem and then to think of the ways and means to solve it. This includes finding the processes involved in the solution of the problem. The final part is to select which one is the best solution and which makes the best sense. I guess this is how the human brain works in problem solving. Hence, this is the best approach to solving an organizational problem as well. If we choose another model that is an opposite of how the human brain works, I think the organization will likely to stir other problems such as lack of coherence.
Asmub, B., & Svennevig, J. (2009). Meeting Talk. Journal of Business Communication, 46, 3–22.
Jones, G. (2010). Organizational Theory, Design and Change (6th ed.). London, UK: Pearson Education.