For the next few blogs, Ive decided to look at a certain aspect of decision making involving IS that our group haven’t yet covered in detail. The stages of decision making using IS is a subject that for the next few weeks, I will look at closely, giving examples of each where applicable.
For Businesses, IS has proven to be a useful tool in improving decision making throughout all levels of the organization, no matter how big or small that organization may be. However to really understand how this is the case, we must look at the stages involved in each process of decision making. These four stages are laid out below (diagram 1):
1. Intelligence: This involves finding the problems occurring within the organization and understanding them.
2. Design: This process deals primarily with identifying solutions to the discovered problem, and then exploring different and varied solutions
3. Choice: the Choosing of the solutions proposed in design stage and ensuring the right solution is chosen
4. Implementation: This involves implementing and making the chosen alternative work, while also continuing to monitor on how well the new alternative is working
These are the four stages involved in decision making in their basic form, but in the next number of blogs, I shall attempt to give in-depth analysis to each stage, what exactly is involved in each one and give examples where appropriate