Do nothing, and nothing happens. Life is about decisions. You either make them or they’re made for you, but you can’t avoid them.
― Mhairi McFarlane
The intent of this blog post is to highlight the usefulness or utility of both the rational decision making process in time display mode and its transformation into the relational domain. Both are needed for wise decision making. In the rational domain I want to show that the four bottlenecks shown along the time axis, when transformed into the relational domain explain all the issues that numerous decision theorists have exposed as to what goes wrong with the normative (classical) model of decision making.
Part 1 – The Rational Domain
The rational decision-making process describes an idealised approach for solving problems and making changes for the better.
How do we go about making decisions, solving problems or doing scientific research?
Over the last three hundred years an approach called rational thinking has been the mainstay behind the decision-making process.
We’ll start with a simple example of the classical decision making process in action.