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Ch. 4 PCC

Problem Solving: Making Choices

Three influences related to your decision-making Values-Knowledge-Level of Satisfaction
The Five Decision-Making Styles Authority Fatalistic Impulsive Intuitive Rational
Seven steps in the Rational Decision-Making Process 1)Recognize the need for a decision 2)Identify the problem 3)Analyze alternatives 4)Consider choices 5)Make the decision 6)Implement/Take action 7)Evaluate
What makes up your personal orientation? Unique inividual direction, Your abilities, interests, aptitudes and overall personality
The Seven Personal Orientations Environmental Mechanical Scientific Creative Social Persuasive Structured
Six steps to reaching your occupational goal 1)Decide on an occupation 2)Gather information 3)Explore the occupation 4)Decide whether to pursue 5)Take steps to acquire necessary skills 6)Seek employment
Consequences Resulting advantages and disadvantages
Style of decision-making where someone else makes the decision for you and you are to obey Authority
Style of decision-making that is based on personal feelings and values Intuitive
Style of decision-making where a person believes the decision does not change the consequences Fatalistic
Style of decision-making where consequences are not considered. You don't think ahead when using this style. Impulsive
Style of decision-making that considers the feelings and values of the decision maker and takes facts into account. Rational
The first step in Rational Decision Making Recognize the need for a decision
The last step in Rational Decision Making Evaluate
Personal Orientation suited to people that prefer to work with machines and tools. They use logic, are practical and physcal with good spatial perception. Mechanical Orientation
Personal Orientation describing people who are frank, open and natural. They like to "do" rather than "talk." They like physical activity in the outdoors, working with their hands. Environmental Orientation
This personal orientation is for people who like to work with data. Enjoying working alone, this person likes to speculate. Scientific Orientation
This personal orientation expresses feeling, imagination and intuition. They have good spatial perception and eye-hand coordination. They're usually introspective. Creative Orientation
Personal Orientation that likes to be helpful to others and rely on concern and emotion. They like to discuss things, empathize and conciliate. Sociable Orientation
This personal orientation enjoys people! They place a high value on money and power and rely on a small group of associates. Persuasive Orientation
This orientation selects educational and career goals that are approved by society. They solve problems traditionally. Usually data driven, these people are organized. Structured Orientation
To share in another's thoughts and emotions Empathize
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