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Running Header: PROBLEM FORMULATION AND IDENTIFICATION 1 Problem Formulation and Identification Paper Team A MGT/350 July 12, 2010 Mr. Edward Zilton
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Problem Formulation and Identification 2 Problem Formulation and Identification Decision-making is an integral part of any business. No matter the size and scope of the business, every company has a decision-making model it follows. In most cases, the process of making business decisions is clearly defined and adhered to. A well-defined decision-making model is an essential tool for success; however, not all businesses are set up to follow a clear and concise process of decision-making. We will identify four businesses and discuss how they compare and contrast their problem formulation and identification styles. We will discuss their strengths and weaknesses as well as considering the most favorable aspect of each style, in respect to the manner in which a problem is identified and presented to stakeholders. Four Businesses Models K.I.S.D. (Katy Independent School District) All of K.I.S.D.’s decisions affecting schools, staff, faculty, and students are made by the school board. Decisions are based on the well being of the student. The school board acts as an association between the school system and the public and has several jobs they are responsible for such as setting policies and hiring the superintendent. The superintendent is then responsible for carrying out board policies and providing educational leadership for the district employees and community. The school board is made up of seven residents of the independent school district and they act as a group. At no time is any member of the school board allowed to make independent decisions where the school is concerned.
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Problem Formulation and Identification 3 Cricket Wireless Cricket Wireless is an independent store that is managed by a single owner. All business decisions are made by the owner, and very little input is sought in those decisions. Although Cricket Wireless lacks a structured decision-making process it is fairly successful, but it is clear that the full potential and professionalism required for the store to continue maintaining success, will require a significant shift in business protocols. As it stands, the hierarchy of decision-making is non-existent and in evaluating this process, it is apparent that the chance for growth and introduction of fresh ideas is not present. Nursing Home
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