Decisions in Paradise Paper, Part II

Essay by vjackson07University, Bachelor'sA+, February 2010

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Allegra Direct Communication is a company based in Kava. The company is trying to establish greater presence in Kava. Allegra has chosen one, to assist in this mission. The government has asked a lot of organizations to bring their business culture to Kava. In every scenario/situation decisions have to be made and issues have to be defined because they may turn into possible obstacles. Before decisions can be made the problem has to be formulated using tools and techniques. Once the problem is discovered a decision-making technique needs to be applied to identify the solution(s). Allegra Direct Communications, has chosen to use the Fishbone Diagram (Ishikawa cause and effect), as their decision-making technique. During the decision-making process critical thinking should be used so the problem cannot be mistaking for a symptom. So, they will examine various elements of critical thinking and the University of Phoenix Decision Making Model because it has a great influence on their solution(s).

Decision-Making TechniqueThe cause & effect diagram is the brainchild of Kaoru Ishikawa, who pioneered quality management processes in the Kawasaki shipyards and in the process, became one of the founding fathers of modern management. The cause and effect diagram is used to explore all the potential or real causes (or inputs) that result in a single effect (or output). Causes are arranged according to their level of importance or detail, resulting in a depiction of relationships and hierarchy of events. This can help when it comes to searching for root causes, identify areas where there may be problems, and compare the relative importance of different causes. Causes in a cause & effect diagram are frequently arranged into four major categories (Evans & Quinn, 1997). While these categories can be anything, you will often see:•Policies, equipment, people and procedures (recommended for administration and...