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NAUXChange 4Describe a time when you successfully completed a long-term project (i.e., something that took more than a few weeks). How did you manage it? What factors do you think were key to your success? I was working for an internal medicine doctor in a small office. My doctor was going on maternity leave for 3 months; during the time the doctor was going to be out on leave I was instructed to convert all of our paper patient charts into the new EMR that our office would be operating in when the doctor returned from leave. The first thing I did was makea plan that would ensure I got the project done in 3 months. I set a target goal of getting X amount of charts scanned and patient profiles created per day. I got the job done in the timeframe that was expected. I feel the factors that enabled me to be successful in completing my project were having a plan and schedule in place. Without those thingsit would have been difficult to know how many charts I had to scan per day to finish the project on time. Discussion 4.2: Decision AlternativeDescribe a decision from your own school or work experience or from a recent business or political news story that was made in an effort to correct or justify a past decision.As a new manager, what would you do to prevent yourself from choosing a decision alternative just to correct or validate a previous decision?Coca-Cola decided to introduce a new product that had the intention of replacing Coke Classic. The company made the formula for “New Coke” sweeter; what Coca-Cola didn’t realize was the taste of “New Coke” would cause market shares to drop even though the new formula was preferred in blind taste testing. Coca-Cola decided to pull Coke classic and release “New Coke”. Coca-Cola ended up in a bind and discontinued “New Coke” and re-releasing Coke Classic costing the company a lot of money. As a manager there are decisions that are not easy and involve taking a high risk. Looking at the situation/decision that needs to be made involves facts of the uncertain. A decision alternative could very well correct or provide validation to a former decision. A manager needs to consider the

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