This week, our focus turns to the credibility of information used in decision making. In order to
make the most correct conclusion, decisions must be based on facts - not emotions, feelings, or
suppositions. Yet, it happens all the time. This creates issues at both a personal level and in
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Thinking about your workplace or work related experiences... have you encountered a
decision that was NOT based on facts... but maybe feelings or emotions?
Describe this situation to us a little... then share how the situation was rectified or
addressed - if it was .
How do you ensure that you're making decisions based on facts and not emotions or
feelings? Bear in mind... Feelings are NOT facts.
I have a perfect example of how a decision at work was made based in feelings / emotions rather
than facts. My supervisor had us on a schedule of m-th 7:45am -5:30 pm- fri 8am- 1pm. This
although staying after 5pm was a drab , the short Friday's made up for it because we would have
to use less PTO or none for doctors appointments scheduled on Fridays and we could handle any
other errands that we typically wouldn't be able to find the time for. Well during COVID we
were seeing fewer patients a day but we also had half the office furloughed so we were already
exhausted by the end of the day but it was okay because Fridays were the highlight. Our
supervised got the bright idea to have a full day Fridays and get off at 5 through the week. Her
proposal was that "I know you all are tired of leaving at 5:30 everyday." When in fact , no one
had been complaining. Come to find out it was because she lived in a different city than where
we worked and she was tired of getting home so late as she still had to go look after her elderly