KELLER MGMT 530 Week 4 Midterm Exam
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1. (TCO A) Your small services company has grown rapidly during its first two years and has outgrown the workspace that you have leased for three years. As the operations manager, you have been asked to lead a decision-making team to select a location for the growing company. Your desire is for the team to make an effective decision.
i. What criteria should your decision-making approach have to ensure that it is effective?
ii. Describe the eight elements for effective decision making used in a rational decision-making approach. (Points : 20)
2. TCO A) Understanding fundamental and means objectives are important to decision analysis and decision making. As your business has grown, you are evaluating moving your company to a larger office closer to several of your key customers and are looking at several different alternatives.
i. Identify your fundamental objectives.
ii. How would those objectives be used in the decision-making process?
iii. Identify your means objectives.
iv. How would the means objectives be used in the decision-making process
3. (TCO A) Sally Jones, customer service manager for Gecko Insurance, is considering three job candidates for an open senior customer service representative position. In trying to decide which candidate is the best overall fit for the job, Sally has concluded that three criteria are important in this decision. First, of course, is to have a candidate with at least five years of customer service experience in the car insurance industry working in a call center. This objective is most important, twice as important as each of the other two criteria. The second criterion is to have a candidate with excellent customer service skills. The third criterion is for the candidate to have some experience in a coaching...