In my final Blog, I will complete the in depth analysis on the four stages involved in Decision Making. Having already looked at the Intelligence and Design stages in detail, we will now have a closer look at the remaining two stages; Choice and Implementation.
As stated in previous blog’s, this stage of the decision process involves choosing between the solutions proposed in design stage and ensuring the right solution is chosen. This stage more often then not, involves information to be gathered on each solution and the best one chosen from a final evaluation, to then be implemented in the final tage of the decision making process.
The implementation stage involves the implementing the chosen course of action to be taken and also ensuring evaluation of the chosen course in order to ensure it has the desired effect. Many issues must be crossed during this process as the organization is outing an old system and introducing a new one. As a result, the business may have to deal with resistance to change and achieving necessary approvals and authorizations, as well as following the implementation plan, conducting training and transferring resources if necessary. As a result, this phase of decision making process can be the most time consuming for organizations.
We have now discussed in detail the four stages involved in decision making, as well as the different types of decision making, various businesses that use IS for decision making, and finally why Information systems are improtant to many businesses and organizations world wide! Thats all from me, and I hope you enjoyed the blogs over the last number of weeks. Thanks to everyone who liked, commented and in general interacted to my blogs..