Decisions in Paradise Part II:IDMA Company (With Instructor Comments)

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Decisions in Paradise Part II

W4 Individual Assignment

University of Phoenix

Karen Amabile

September 1, 2008

Decisions in Paradise Part II

Though Nick had always been a straight "A" student in working with theories of critical thinking and decision-making techniques, apparently his first assignment revealed his lack of experience with real world application of critical thinking and decision-making techniques in identifying problems facing management and evaluating the Kava site for the International Disease Alliance (IDMA) in his first report. Alex, being the primary director of strategic planning, took full responsibility for Nick's ill prepared report then took the time to explain Nick's error.

Alex began by explaining the IDMA mission statement. According to International Disease Management Alliance (2008) the mission statement is as follows:

The mission of IDMA is to create an international forum of disease and health management stakeholders in order to share knowledge and to build a collective experience on how to better promote healthy lifestyles and to enhance the management of chronic disease.

With confirmed understanding of the IDMA mission Nick was better prepared to take his original report apart to determine root causes from forces of influence to assist in the decision-making process for his second report. The purpose of Nick's second report and for this paper is to discuss and apply a decision-making technique to identify, propose and discuss possible impacts of appropriate solutions for the IDMA to establish a greater presence in Kava.

Nick's revised list included three specific root causes and two forces of influence:

Root causes:

Natural Disasters/Geographic's: keeps the island in a state of disarray causing high unemployment rates, economic imbalance and safety issues.

Low education levels: make it difficult for locals to acquire the skills needed for...