Decision making is an important part in an organization and the process need to be procedural and driven in a slow pace. This ensures that no negative implications arise when the whole process is executed or when the effects have already been felt by the organization and the environment. Critical thinking helps in the elimination of this possibility and any proposed decisions that may be part of a solution is well implemented.
Because of the operational and management problems that ANC is experiencing in Kava, various decisions which are part of the solutions have already been indentified. The solutions were identified through the use of the brainstorming decision making model. The given solutions were arrived at after an inductive process, sound judgment and use of logic was applied on a list of the possible solutions.
However, the implementation of the solutions in an organization may be hard. This is because not every stakeholder agrees with the solutions and some may require a lot of resources to be effective. As part of the assignment, the paper identifies various factors that affect the decision implementation in an organization in regard to the proposed solutions.
Implementation of decisions that may be part of a proposed solution is usually affected by several factors some which may be external or internal. ANC Company is no exception and several factors that may affect have been determined. The solutions given are mainly human management related and one of the factors that need to be considered is support of the ANC employees and respective stakeholders.
Decision implementation requires the involvement of all parties involved in the running of an organization. Jones (2005) notes that sharing information forms part of the implementation process which encourages team responsibility. If for instances, the workers are not included and various stakeholders, there can rise issues of strikes, stoppages and protest that may paint a bad picture or tarnish the company’s public image.
This is used to counter any from of resistance that may arise in the implementation of the solutions. The option of whether there are available alternatives to the solutions or decisions being implemented should also be put into consideration. For example, human resource management or the issue of corporate social responsibility requires options to ensure that the proper way is followed.
Through planning the process of implementing the decisions or solutions may be delayed because of the options assessment. So as to ensure that successful implementation is arrived at, consideration needs to be put on the options available to avoid choosing the wrong option. Jones (2005) suggests that the likely impacts of the decision made should be relayed to all stakeholders together with possible alternatives. This prepares them participants from any surprises or shock that may affect the implementation of the solution.
Organizations should consider the cost involved in the implementation of the solution (Lewis, Goodman, Fandt & Michlitsch, 2007). For example, training of employees requires great amounts of capital and finances. If the cost is considered, it could be easy to re-evaluate whether the company has that kind of finance.
This can help in coming up with a cost effective plan or the modification of the solution made to a more affordable and cost effective details. Kava is a new region that has political and economic stability; the ANC should involve the government so as to get any assistance and protection that it may require.
Lewis, Goodman, Fandt, and Michlitsch (2007) note that the time required is also a critical factor that needs to be considered during the implementation process. Given a specific time frame ensures that the plan is well followed and the solutions are implemented in the specified time frame.
The implementation of decisions of the proposed solutions needs actions and resources. A contingency plan is required before the implementation of the solutions for safety purposes.
Decisions are not always effective and may fail, so contingency plan is used to ensure that problems that may arise are well taken of (Myers, 1996). Adequate finances are required in the implantation of solutions. For example, CSR, setting offices, making new brands, and training of employees requires finances (Beach & Connolly, 2005).
The company should invest heavily to ensure that the solutions proposed are successfully implemented. It also requires human resources that can train and manage the whole process of decision and solution implementation. The company also requires security and protection because the country is war torn. This can be provided by the government of KIVA.
KIVA has an economic breakdown, so the ANC Company will require the assistance of government through the provision of subsidies in terms of taxes.
This would reduce the production cost and the initial cost of implementing the solutions. The experts that will train the locals will need to overcome the language barrier of KIVA nationalities. It will also need to trained and skilled laborers. This would require the use of expatriates because KIVA residents are less educated and the population is underage.
For the place to be accessible a well networked infrastructure will be required. Outsourcing from the existing workforce will be used, meaning that ANC will have to come into agreement to ensure this. Other requirements will be installing of electricity, telephone and internet so as to connect with the mother company.
Several ethical implications are likely to emerge from the stakeholders’ perspective on the proposed solutions. The issues of employing locals may have ethical implications in that the population is uneducated and underage. However, training them would ensure that the locals can sustain themselves in the long run.
The environment has several hazards that may need to be put into considerations so as to preserve the biodiversity. The company aim is to make profits, but it will put it consideration the ethical duty of preserving the environment.
This can be achieved through set up of programs that are environmentally considerate and friendly. Employees will have training in ethical decision making with the aim of restoring the company’s ethical values as well as those of others. This will positively influence the stakeholders and encourage them work with ANC company.
Skill development and its nurturing entails ethical diversity, communication issues, cultural diversity , security concerns and environmental implications to a population that understands these aspects in amore positive way than before thus changing the perspectives of the stakeholders. Honesty and intertie are the major principles under which the company operates with.
Employees will be trained in this to ensure that the company policy is well implemented in KIVA. Lastly the stakeholders’ concerns on ethical issues can be best managed through setting programs that can share the profits. These include charity contributions, financing education, offering medical facilities, helping the local authorities develop infrastructure as well as increasing the task force.
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