endobj /Resources 100 0 R /Icircumflex /Idieresis /Eth /Ntilde /Ograve /Oacute /Ocircumflex /Otilde /Odieresis /multiply /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB While rational decisions strive to remove subjectivity, assumptions, and uncertainty from the decision-making process, the method itself is based on many assumptions.The rational model assumes that the decision maker has accurate information and knowledge of the situation, the underlying cause and effect relationships to evaluate various situations, and the necessary tools and competence. • Assumes the decision maker is completely rational (i.e., seeks to maximize the payoff and utilizes a search process that proceeds in a planned, orderly and consistent fashion) and unbiased. 18 0 obj << /Data 1 0 R 1. /PageMode /UseOutlines The Model Defined endobj >> This can be challenging when information is uncertain or when time is limited. << /Thumb 62 0 R 2 Rational Model of Decision Making. endstream What is the Rational Decision Making Model? >> So rational decision making can be defined as “a systematic process of defining problems, evaluating decision alternatives and … /Contents 93 0 R << The purpose of this short essay is to explore the reasons. All possible options or approaches to solving the problem under study are identified and the costs and benefits of each option are assessed and compared with each other. /Names 4 0 R The rational model of policy and decision making, although heavily criticized, is the most widely used and/or discussed model. 12 0 obj The rational model of decision making is somewhat com-plicated by uncertainty and the multiple goals of decision makers. /AcroForm 2 0 R /Subtype /XML /Filter << /Last 30 0 R >> When faced with a difficult decision, they can use the Rational Decision Making model which has six steps they can take in order to arrive at their decision. /Prev 170 0 R /Parent 12 0 R /Contents 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