Value-focused thinking: Identifying decision opportunities and creating alternatives

Value-focused thinking: Identifying decision opportunities and creating alternatives Conventional approaches to decisionmaking focus on alternatives. However, alternatives are relevant only because they are means to achieve values. Therefore, thinking about decision situations should begin with values. Value-focused thinking describes and illustrates concepts and procedures for creating better alternatives for your decision problems, identifying decision opportunities more appealing than the decision problems that confront you, and articulating and using your fundamental values to guide and integrate your decisionmaking activities. The ideas are relevant to your personal decisions and to the decision situations of organizations. The concepts and procedures are illustrated by an application at British Columbia Hydro and short descriptions of several other applications. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Operational Research Elsevier

Value-focused thinking: Identifying decision opportunities and creating alternatives

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0377-2217
eISSN
1872-6860
DOI
10.1016/0377-2217(96)00004-5
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Abstract

Conventional approaches to decisionmaking focus on alternatives. However, alternatives are relevant only because they are means to achieve values. Therefore, thinking about decision situations should begin with values. Value-focused thinking describes and illustrates concepts and procedures for creating better alternatives for your decision problems, identifying decision opportunities more appealing than the decision problems that confront you, and articulating and using your fundamental values to guide and integrate your decisionmaking activities. The ideas are relevant to your personal decisions and to the decision situations of organizations. The concepts and procedures are illustrated by an application at British Columbia Hydro and short descriptions of several other applications.

Journal

European Journal of Operational ResearchElsevier

Published: Aug 9, 1996

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