“The best managers make decisions constantly. Some are big and difficult” (Bateman & Snell, 2011, p.86). Five years ago I was faced with a decision that affected me and my family. I was offered a promotion, and I had to make a fast and accurate decision. The promotion came with a stipulation that I would have to move to a different part of the state. I had less than a week to say “yes” to the advancement and had six weeks to pack up, sell my home, and find a new place to live. I also had to convince my wife and children that this would be a great opportunity for all of us.
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I knew that before I could approach my family I had to identify and ask the question “what is my goal.” I quickly assessed that I needed to find a realtor, a moving company, and a school system that was top notch. I had ready-made solutions for all three issues. I had a realtor that I used when I bought my first home and decided to use her again because of her thoroughness and character. My brother owns a moving company, and I knew that I would get a great deal. Finally, I was moving back to an area that I was familiar with and was acquainted with what school systems would be best. I also had to look at alternative housing options. What if nothing was for sale and needed to find a place to rent instead of owning? After my research was complete, renting was the best option. I had the information that I needed, and it was time to present the options to my family. I presented it to them that as long as we are together as a family, it didn’t matter where we lived, life is an adventure, and we will enjoy it together. We made the choice to make a go of it and began to implement the decision the very next day.
To this day, I still believe that this was the best decision that could have been made for my family and career. I have done well in my job; my children are excelling at school, and we are enjoying every moment of life. The next adventure is coming soon, and the decision process will be more detailed because this time it will be in another state.
Bateman, T. S., & Snell, S. A. (2011). Management Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World (9th Ed.). : McGraw-Hill Co.