March 18 - April 29, 2008 Charles E Lindblom Science of...

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13:01:56 Charles E Lindblom – Science of Muddling Through 1.) Root Model – similar to rational actor model RATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE DECISION MAKING i. Layout Goals or Values 1. Rank order the goals or values 2. Difficult anyway ii. Go through every alternatives iii. Identify the outcomes that occur from each alternatives 1. Make predictions iv. Choose alternative that maximizes your values or goals from step one b. Lindblom – THIS IS CHALLENGED c. Simon – THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE – first the first option and satisfice for something that is not optimal 2.) Branch Model – cannot spend time with root model because it is a political decision not rational i. Look at a few ideas for advancing progress on the problem a. Consider the status quo +/- some marginal increment 2. Analogous – find a similar problem that has already been dealt with ii. Make a choice based on consensus 1. What you can get people to agree to b. Incremental Model c. Reasonable time Frame i. Less cost of decision making
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