Case Study: Application of Decision-Making Technique Paper

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Case Study: Application of Decision-Making Technique Paper

Managers are faced with many decisions to make during the hour, day, week, month, and year. There are various decision-making techniques and approaches that a manager can use to process and administer these decisions must be made. Once managers have a good foundation where the problem stems, the manager can see about the speed in which to respond to the problem. Some problems can be fixed with quick action while managers may find other problems that need to be responded to by a more convoluted approach.

Technique Utilized

Mr. De Bono's (1999) "Six Thinking Hats" is an important and powerful technique. It is used to look at decisions from a number of important perspectives. This forces you to move outside your habitual thinking style, and helps you to get a more rounded view of a situation.

If you look at a problem with the 'Six Thinking Hats' technique, then you will solve it using all approaches.

Your decisions and plans will mix ambition, skill in execution, public sensitivity, creativity and good contingency planning (1999).

We would use this technique to get the results from all the different people that would be affected by using a virtual factory. We would use this technique is to look at problems from the point of view of Technicians, engineers, floor supervisors and factory managers. This will tell us how it would affect each of these groups so we can address the issues without confrontation.

How We Would Use This Technique

We would have to use all six of the thinking hats together to get a sound and just decision. White Hat: With this thinking hat you focus on the data available (1999). Look at the information you have, and see what you can...