discretion in decision making


discretion in decision making
Discretion is the power or right to make official decisions using reason and judgment to choose from among acceptable alternatives.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


discretion in decision making
Discretion is the power or right to make official decisions using reason and judgment to choose from among acceptable alternatives.

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  • administrative discretion — The exercise of professional expertise and judgment, as opposed to strict adherence to regulations or statutes, in making a decision or performing official acts or duties. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. administrative… …   Law dictionary

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  • Emotional exhaustion — is a chronic state of physical and emotional depletion that results from excessive job demands and continuous hassles. [Wright, T.A. Cropanzano, R. (1998). [http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN cpsidt=2310580 Emotional exhaustion as a predictor… …   Wikipedia

  • consensus — noun a) A process of that seeks widespread agreement among group members. b) General agreement among the members of a given group or community, each of which exercises some discretion in decision making and follow up action. See Also: consensual …   Wiktionary