Managers in business organizations of various scales rely on decision support systems to
make complex decisions related to the business organizations for which they work (Power &
Sharda 2007). Most modern DSS have a complicated operating system that allows them to
provide a wide array of options for management to influence them in making the most
appropriate decisions (Tseng et al. 2018). Despite the immense growth that such systems of
experience, there are still some needs that they do not provide and are needed for much more
One of the major issues with most of these systems is the lack of in-depth research that
considers the behavioural and technical challenges that come with developing them (Power &
Sharda 2007). Many problems affect the adoption and utilization of many of the systems due to
their lack of proper implementation, putting into consideration or the qualitative factors related to
end-users. These are crucial issues to consider when researching the said systems.
The use of DSS Has significantly changed the Way managers in business Enterprises
make decisions and notably improved the process (Power & Sharda 2007). DSS enables
management-level employees to consider a wide array of situations that the business may
experience based on the decisions they make. That makes it easy for them to make all the
possible considerations in a test environment before rolling out a particular action into the market
(Tseng et al. 2018). DSS also exists in such a manner that they are straightforward for non-
technical individuals to operate. The simplicity that comes with these systems makes it possible
for them to get used frequently. Therefore, they improve the entire decision-making process for
businesses and make it possible for them to achieve great success without making huge risks that
lead to loss of money (Power & Sharda 2007). In-depth research into decision-making models
could bring out a clear understanding of what measures developers can take to improve the
experience of users.
Benefits and Opportunities
A deep dive into the subject of decision-making models has great benefits upon
management and developers alike. The study will bring out a much greater understanding of the
models and what improvements are the most suitable for changing the way businesses make
decisions and what could help improve such an experience (Power & Sharda 2007). Developers
of these systems will have a better understanding of what steps to take to ensure they enhance
Decision-making models Differ from one business entity to the other, and therefore they
are developed with a specific use case in mind. It is tough to come up with a study that will focus
on the general process of using these models (Tseng et al. 2018). Also, there is an excellent
possibility of a limitation in accessing relevant data to the study.
As an aspiring business leader, I aim to understand the processes managers use in their
decision-making to ensure business organizations (Power & Sharda 2007). Understanding
decision-making models will help me have a clear picture of what methods they implement in
their decision-making processes. It will also give me an experience of various use cases where
the models apply and the process of implementation in the multiple instances I will encounter
through my study. As a manager, I will be required to use a variety of information sources to
develop a much more comprehensive understanding of the problem at hand and how to develop a
solution for it (Tseng et al. 2018). Conducting this study will equip me with skills to find
information that is used for management decisions and what methods I can use to draw
information from those sources. This will improve my information Gathering skill to enable me
to make Much Better Decisions as a future manager.
Considering the study by Power & Sharda (2007), there must be significant
improvements that occur in the decision-making model. The current models are highly improved,
but they do not consider numerous use cases and are not customized to specific organizations.
This is a major that business organizations should aim to achieve, especially those who develop
decision-making models (Power & Sharda 2007). It will provide a significant improvement in
the decision making power for managers.
In conclusion, managers in business utilize a variety of business models to make
decisions, and these have improved over the years to fulfill needs for a business organization.
One of the significant improvements that have occurred is the development of easy-to-use
models for managers. The study will enable me to understand decision-making models and apply
them in my future career as a business leader.
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