Analysis of A Decision I made At Work





Analysis of A Decision I made At Work

People differ on the way they handle negotiations because of different skills and experience in dealing with the different situation. Early last year, I was to make a big decision of scheduling my working hours at a technological company X (name withheld). The company was very flexible to an extent it gave different time zones since I was to work remotely. I had had issues with negotiations since I was young and this could be reflected in my score of 19 out of 35. Formality has never been a culture in America. Thus I gave a thought of it and chose randomly knowing that if I failed to work productively, I would have to change my working hours.

I finally decided to work from 4 pm PST to 11 pm PST without putting into consideration all the factors that did not favor the time zones. Since I was in a hurry, I did not follow the five phases of negotiation. The phases of negotiation applied included; Definition of ground (Organizational Behavior, 176), where I did check what rules were in place upon one choosing a given time to work. Also, I did apply the problem-solving phase which was utilized to address my confusion on what time to choose. Lastly, I did make a closure of the decision that I had made and was willing to implement it as soon as I started working.

I failed to plan before deciding yet this is the first step towards negotiation. I also did not clarify and justify the decision I was going to make now that I was a student. I could not explain how I was going to work for 7 hours, yet I was in school having homework and assignments to work on.

The outcome of not following the five phases of negotiation left me confused during my first two weeks at work since I had a lot of work and school was waiting for me. I could not manage all of my tasks. Another time was to be chosen. This time around, I was keen enough and decided to work for four hours. The new decision was the best since there was no stress and my mind could concentrate on the tasks given.

Work Cited

BIBLIOGRAPHY Organizational Behavior. (2012). Washington: Saylor Academy.