Decisions in Paradise Paper Part Two
As described in the previous installment of this document the island of Kava is located in the South Pacific. Kava is a rather unique place and has a workforce that is made-up of people under the age of 15 years of age. The island had an influx of Pacific Islanders, Chinese, African, French, Spanish and Americans. That influx has given the island a religious makeup of three predominant sects of Buddhist, Christians and Islamic creeds. Just like the cultural and religious makeup, Kava has a varied number of languages used in the island, languages such as English, Spanish and French. Kava mainly relies on agriculture, extraction of petroleum, fishing, tourism and natural gas production for economic development. Weather abnormalities have affected the island, volcanic and earthquake disasters, human health concerns and terrorism have affected Kava. This document will discuss the decision-making technique used to identify the solution and contrast the steps taken to get there.
The decision-making process preferred by the author of this document is the 5-step decision making process. This process as outlined in the book Smart Things to Know about Decision Making was used. According to Langdon the steps are as follows: Preparing to decide, creating options, evaluating the options, making decision and implementing the decision (Langdon, 2001, p. 13-14).
In preparation for decision-making, the problem has to be clearly acknowledged and framed. Once a clear understanding of what the problem is, setting up attainable objectives that involve the stakeholders and are financially feasible is important. In Kava the major concerns associated with start of business is disaster management. Nik would have to take into account the Kavan government, social, religious and community groups in order to work a plan that will benefit all stakeholders involved. Another point to argue are the financial implications of the problems...