"Decision making is the process of defining a problem and choosing a course of action from among alternatives", (FM Link, 2005). "Under stress, our ability to perceive an alternative solution to a problem diminishes our capacity to search for relevant information to aid our decision making is impaired", (Goodpaster and Kirby, 2007, pg. 45-46). Decision making is important for the Boeing organization and there are many tools and techniques that can apply when making choices on decisions and alternatives. Boeing wants to establish a new location on Kava Island and follow Chris Morales (founder of Boeing) "commitment by doing what is right. Chris believes that our company can't keep taking more from Kava if we don't give more back", (Decisions in Paradise, pg. 4). Boeing will identify the causes of Kava's poor economy problem and make good decisions by establishing a greater presence in Kava. This paper will cover the following topics: decision techniques, causes of the problem and alternatives, solutions to the problem and its impacts and conclusion.
Many decision making tools exist for the Boeing Company to use in making decisions to analyze and improve the economy problem of Kava. "Brainstorming will be used to produce a list of possible solutions and alternatives to the problem. Multi-voting is used to reduce a long list of ideas and assign priorities quickly and with a high degree of team agreement and to identify the important items on a list. Nominal Group Technique is used for a more structured approach to generate, clarify, and evaluate a sizable list of ideas, problems, or issues and to prioritize the items on a list", (Decision-Making Tools, pg. 2). The Boeing Company will also use consensus style decision making so that the entire group can reduce the list of ideas to a minimum amount and make the best choices possible. Team decisions may take a bit longer, but will ensure the best decision is made and not that a... [continues]
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