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Problem Solving
http://www.managementhelp.org/prsn_prd/prb_bsc.htm
Reading: Basic Guidelines to Problem Solving and Decision Making (above...
Problem Solving
1. Define the problem and consider its causes.
2. Brainstorm for solutions
3. Consider the advantages and ...
Case Study: Steps 1-4
In Fujairah, Lulu’s sales are going down. One month ago, Carrefour opened and it
offers more product...
Case Study: Steps 5-7
In Fujairah, Lulu’s sales are going down. One month ago, Carrefour opened and it
offers more product...
Case Study
On November 2, 2010 the website, www.emirates247.com, reported that 63% of all UAE child deaths are traffic
rel...
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  1. 1. http://nomadiclearner.tv
  2. 2. Problem Solving
  3. 3. http://www.managementhelp.org/prsn_prd/prb_bsc.htm Reading: Basic Guidelines to Problem Solving and Decision Making (above link) Main Points: -Much of business involves solving problems and making decisions. Therefore, an organized approach to solving problems is necessary; with time, this approach will become second nature. -For BUSI 2190, we will follow the problem-solving model in this article, but adapt it a bit (see next slide) -For background information on this model, consult the article: http://www.managementhelp.org/prsn_prd/prb_bsc.htm
  4. 4. Problem Solving 1. Define the problem and consider its causes. 2. Brainstorm for solutions 3. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each possible solution 4. Select the best solution(s). Give reasons why. 5. Make a plan (objectives, activities, deadlines) to implement best solution. 6. Implement the plan. Consider possible difficulties to implement it. 7. Monitor and evaluate results. Learn from mistakes.
  5. 5. Case Study: Steps 1-4 In Fujairah, Lulu’s sales are going down. One month ago, Carrefour opened and it offers more products, fresher products and better prices. As the owner of Lulu, what will you do? 1. Define the problem:_____________________ 2. Brainstorm for alternatives: _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 3. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative: _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 4. Select the best solution(s) _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________
  6. 6. Case Study: Steps 5-7 In Fujairah, Lulu’s sales are going down. One month ago, Carrefour opened and it offers more products, fresher products and better prices. As the owner of Lulu, what will you do? 4. Select the best solution(s) _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________ 5. Make a plan to implement best solution(s). _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ 6. Implement plan. 7. Monitor and evaluate results. Learn from mistakes.
  7. 7. Case Study On November 2, 2010 the website, www.emirates247.com, reported that 63% of all UAE child deaths are traffic related. The article states, “Most accidents claim the lives of children because they are not strapped in. Traffic accidents are the leading cause of infant mortality in the UAE and account for 63 per cent of all child deaths, according to Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Most accidents claim the lives of children because they are not strapped in.” If you worked for the DHA, what would you do to address this disturbing statistic? Apply Steps 1-4 of the problem-solving model:
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