CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND GELATT'S DECISION-MAKING MODEL

Basic ideas and steps:

Value systems are regarded as a significant part of the decision-making process. Decision-making is a continuous process that occurs in immediate, intermediate, and future decisions. Gelatt developed a paradigm with the three central parts of prediction system (involving choices, possibilities, and outcomes), value system (accurately rating preferences), and decision system (the method of making choices). To work, this paradigm requires reliable and current information on each of these factors. Gelatt calls tentative decisions to test the waters of one or another alternative "positive uncertainty".