The Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making Model Analysis

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unpredictable situations that arise. Managers who are simply reactive aren’t able to efficiently manage their business or organization as so much of their focus is on damage control.
A proactive manager would take their experience, training, and reports and plan for an unanticipated outcome. If a manager takes the time to analyze potentially negative results it is possible that they can prevent a negative outcome from occurring in the first place. The proactive manager is not solely focused on what is going on right now, but they have an awareness of what will happen in the future and a plan in case the anticipated result is not the actual outcome.
Effective Decision Making and Problem-Solving Processes
Decision Making and Problem Solving skills are necessary for an organization to be effective. There are many decision-making models a leader or organization can choose from. I believe that one of the most effective decision-making models is the Consensus-Oriented Decision Making model. The Consensus-Oriented Decision Making (CODM) model recognizes that groups need to be able to produce decisions efficiently. CODM combines the two goals of maximum participation and maximum efficiency while giving participants an increased sense of ownership, leading to a stronger commitment to effective implementation (Hartnett, 2010, ¶ 5).
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Through the CODM model, members are given the opportunity to participate and contribute to the decision. As Harnett argued, giving members or employees that ability to help in the decision-making process promotes ownership and effective implementation. The members not only understand the goal better, but they feel more connected because it was their idea. People are more likely to resist change if they don’t understand the what or why behind the decision. CODM gives employees a voice and a chance to create something that affects their work

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