In my future career, I would be faced with decisions where I will have to make critical decisions based on many factors and stakeholders. For instance, assuming that I have to make a decision on whether to authorize procurement of a product A that is very cost efficient but has a lesser lifetime around 5-6 years and another product B that is quite expensive but has a better lifetime of around 10 years, then my decision making would be influenced by many factors. At one end, my company could want the expensive purchase because they want a product they could use for longer time. However, from a technological perspective, products like the one being purchased could change many times, so a long-term investment might not be right. I will have to make my decisions balanced between these trades-offs and not rely on a look up and look around approach alone.
In the past week, I had to make choices between the forms of summer internship I would like to apply for. As per my study major and my future career, there is much internship that is well suited and I would like to apply for. Applying the discrete judgment decision making, I would probably like to take up some opportunities that would be lucrative for me as well as being educative. However, some internship I know would be really challenging for me, and would help me learn better but would not be as rewarding in a monetary sense as others. Now my decision making is not just made up of short term needs or situational discrete variables, I do have to factor in long term needs and more continuous variables when I make a decision. In a similar tone, I believe any decision making in the workplace, in future would require similar judgment making skills.
In measuring for team performance, the authors have worked four different case studies of tactical teams. They identified that team relationships, team leadership and teamwork are influencing variables in management of team performance.
Some key assumptions made in those works are that although the research is done towards an organization setting of military defence, it is in fact applicable to any other situation where team work is observed. Other key assumptions made are that team performance would be difficult to define given the ephemeral characteristics of teams. Second assumption is that there is no definitive answer when it comes to understanding the nature of teamwork. The final assumption is that organizations would benefit from team work when they are given practical guidance on training their teams and managing it.