Mngmnt Programmed vs. Nonprogrammed decisions

Mngmnt Programmed vs. Nonprogrammed decisions - We made...

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According to the book, a programmed decision is a decision made in response to a situation that has occurred often enough to enable decision rules to be developed and applied in the future. A nonprogrammed decision is a decision made in response to a unique situation, are poorly defined and largely unstructured, and have important consequences for the organization. At the beginning of the new semester, I had to make a decision on what time I would wake up in the morning. I had to take into account taking a shower, getting ready and catching the shuttle on time. I eventually decided to set my alarm for 7:30am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 9:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This was a programmed decision because it is applied to the future (the rest of the semester). Early on in the semester, my roommates and I decided to implement a new rule stating that we cannot eat each other’s food/use their stuff without asking first.
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Unformatted text preview: We made this decision because some of our roommate’s friends were coming into our apartment frequently and eating food that wasn’t theirs and using things that didn’t belong to them. This is an example of a programmed decision because the rule stopped other people from using our things for the rest of the year. A couple weeks ago, a mutual friend between my roommates and I came into our apartment in a drunken fit, and made a mess. We didn’t really know what to do because this had never happened before and he was our friend, but things like that shouldn’t happen. We made a decision that he wasn’t allowed in our apartment anymore. This is an example of a nonprogrammed decision because it was a unique situation and the consequences were important. We could no longer have our friend in our apartment because of something he did....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course MGT 231 taught by Professor Meirovich during the Spring '08 term at Salem State.

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