Critical Thinking Solution

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Masters in Business Administration AMBA 610 ASSIGNMENT A MANAGER HAS A CRITICAL THINKER Module Tutors DR. ROSEMARY HARTIGAN DR. BONNIE J. PETER SUBMITTED BY SOBOWALE ADESOLA O.
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A few comments about format: you need a header in the upper right corner with the name of your paper and the page number. All heading, such as introduction, should be centered. Introduction The 11 steps on critical thinking discussed in the book, Asking the Right Questions: a guide to critical thinking, (You need to use the correct book title) by M.N. Browne and S.T. Keeley, (2007) will be used to analyze the memo written from Ms. Barbara Glenn (FSEU Director of Human Resources) to Mr. Cesar Padilla (President, FSEU Local No. 343) dated January 5, 2009 (the memo). The governor has proposed to privatize the state’s Department of Transportation (DoT) systems management function and wants to know the stand of the union in this. He pointed out that the proposed transitions will save the government “$250,000 per year in budgeted personnel cost” and would help to ensure that the “DOT” would receive a better and more efficient information system. He also went further to promise that union members will be offered similar positions in other departments within the government agency as vacancies arise through attrition. The president of the union then sent out a memo to the union representative seeking the opinion of union members on this proposal. You have a very long introduction; nothing is “wrong” and you didn’t lose points; however, a business executive might not want to go through it. The union members got together and reached a conclusion to reject the governor’s proposal for various reasons. The first reason is that the union members would lose their jobs – with the economic recession there is no assurance they would be enough vacancies out there for them. Secondly, the state would lose control of information systems and data will be compromised. Thirdly, privatization creates instability – if the company decides to be greedy they’ll pull out
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leaving the public to their fate. Fourthly, this wouldn’t save money have proposed rather more money would be spent; additional cost would be inquired to oversee the third party and manage the culture and communication clash problems. The union concluded that the governor’s proposal was unfair management practice and
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course BUS 640 taught by Professor Kinickiknode during the Spring '10 term at UMBC.

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