Problem Formulation and Identification within Organizations
In today’s workforce it is important for managers within organizations to practice and recognize different decision making styles. Decision making styles assists in resolving problems within organizations. There are four decision styles that have been identified, they are: democratic, autocratic, collective participative, and consensus. This paper will discuss three out of the four styles while sharing problem identification and formulation within four organizations. In addition the strengths and weaknesses will be discussed, as well as comparing and contrasting the different decision making styles. Last but not least, the information provided will describe how a problem can best be identified and described to stakeholders in a manner that is sensitive to their perspectives.
Collective-Participative Decision Making Style
AHRC/NYC organization practices the collective-participative decision making style. Collective participative involves the leader gathering information, other perspectives from members of the organization, and knowledge. The leader maintains control of the decision and is held accountable for the final decision (Leadership Management Development Center, 2007).
AHRC/NYC serves individuals who are developmentally disabled. In order to meet the needs of the individuals the agency must set goals. However, when goals are not met, they are identified as problems. For example, AHRC has a goal of maintaining zero tolerance of psychological abuse to participants. If there is an allegation of abuse an investigation is launched and there are a list of exact questions that AHRC/NYC ask in order to identify the problem such as, when does the problem occur, what were the exact steps leading up to the problem arising, where do the problem mostly occur and who are the individuals involved.
AHRC/NYC formulation style is based on sound information. The individual who conducts the investigation...