Problem solving is about bridging the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Decision making is identifying the path you want to follow in bridging that gap. In that sense, decision making is part of the problem-solving process.
One of the popular tools to help managers in the decision-making process is a decision tree.
Now an issue tree isn’t a decision tree in the formal sense but it is related—in fact, it is all a decision tree is and more—and it can provide invaluable assistance in the decision-making process. Here is how.