Mgt/350 Decisions In Paradise Part 1

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Decisions in Paradise, Part I

University of Phoenix

MGT 350: Critical Thinking

September 22, 2008


Decisions in Paradise

Kava, an island country in the South Pacific, is facing difficulties which prevent it from prospering economically. On an island such as Kava, developing a successful organization in an international marketplace will be difficult, yet possible. In order for Wal-Mart to establish a greater presence and fulfill the company's goal of helping the people of Kava and "doing what is right," Wal-Mart must assist the local government in aiding the community, both economically and socially.

Two tasks must be undertaken to ensure an effective and efficient presence in Kava. Both of the tasks involve determining the issues, forces, and organizational and environmental obstacles that Wal-Mart will have to deal with to develop a plan that consists of organizational processes, human resources, and ethics.


The first task is to gather further information about obstacles the organization is facing. The actual problems, company objective, and assignment are vague and lack concrete information to clearly define the issues. Not only is the island in chaos, but so is Wal-Mart's representation on the island. Wal-Mart must correct their lack of structure, organization, and objectives to be effective and efficient.

The second task that will assist in determining the extent of Wal-Mart's involvement in the restructuring of Kava will be to gather information about the location, stakeholders, and economic structure.


The geographic location of Kava is, unfortunately, in the path of many potential natural disasters that can threaten the infrastructure, crops, and people. Disasters such as tidal waves, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, petroleum spills, and even some epidemics like HIV and avian flu are serious problems that Kava can be...