What did the reader like about the topic?
Management in organizational and business activities gets people together with the aim of achieving desired objective and goals. The management uses the available resources effectively and efficiently to achieve the objectives. According to Bazerman (2005), management involves organizing, planning, directing and organizing. Decision-making is crucial in management and running of businesses. Therefore, the topic gives guidance for better decision making. Bazerman (2005) gives guidance on identifying biases and enable one to make principled decisions.
What struck as riveting in the topic?
The interesting part of the topic is how managers tend to involve the reader in asking quizzes. Bazerman (2005) asserts that, decision making in business involves managers involving all the stakeholders in the business before deciding on an issue.
Why did the topic stimulate positive reaction?
Bazerman (2005) stimulates my emotions when he presents situations that require careful decision- making. He gives me hopes of tackling every managerial problem, hence giving the readers judgment skills that enable them tackle every situation that requires decision making. The topic stimulates the reader because after reading the book, I get equipped with skills and knowledge that enables the reader tackle every situation. Bazerman equips readers with decision- making skills enable managers and employees make best decisions that improve one and achieve the organizations goals.
What I did not like about the topic.
Managers ought to make decisions about businesses and the entire business. Bazerman (2005) confirms that the executive makes business decisions in the business. I feel that this is not right because decision- making requires the involvement of the entire business team. The managers must involve other employees in decision- making. I feel that employees hold shares in a business, therefore: they need to make decision in the business. Bazerman asserts that judgment in every situation involves the determination of all managers in the business (2005). I feel that the business will prosper when the managers involve the employees in decision- making, as this will give the managers ideas of running the business.
Why the topic stimulated negative emotions.
I feel that the topic did not reach the level it ought to reach because the book does not distinguish the role of managers and business leaders. Bazerman (2005) confirms that managers make overall decisions about an issue. I feel that the business leaders and managers should make joint decisions solve business problems. The business managers should involve the whole management team to make decisions to steer the business to greater heights.
Lessons learnt from the topic.
I learnt that careful judgment requires the influence of individuals. Individual influences their biases to make decisions. Bazerman (2005) confirms that biases control the individual’s decision-making. The book enables the reader overcome the biases that hinder decision making. I learnt that marvellous decision-making and judgments improves someone’s ability to make decisions and, therefore, the habit becomes the permanent behavior of individuals. The book provides strategies that enable managers improve judgment and decision making process in business. These improve individual’s behavior and achieve the organizational goals Bazerman (2005).
The decision procedures provide students with training by changing the way they make the decision and create strategies to improve the decision- making processes and make the process part of the students’ permanent behavior.
Bazerman, M. H. (2005). Judgment in Managerial Decision Making. New Jersey: John Wiley &