Running head: DECISIONS IN PARADISE PAPER, PART III
Decisions in Paradise Paper, Part III
Amanda S. Adolf
University of Phoenix
The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) has decided to expand their presence on the South Pacific island of Kava. In order to make the expansion a reality, we must progress to the evaluation stage of the decision-making steps. Working through the last part of the nine step process NICHCY will review the factors that will have to be considered during implementation and will work to evaluate resources that will be needed during this phase of the decision-making process. Once the implementation ...view middle of the document...
Taking these into consideration, NICHCY must first decide the best and most secure location to develop itself within the country. NICHCY needs to find a geographic location that would provide the security for the employees. A location that can give security for the architecture while still providing convenience, far enough from the ocean or other questionable areas so as to provide some company security, is vital. Further, due to the risk of terrorism from both within and outside of the country, a location that provides some sort of protection would be necessary should the need arise.
Other issues to handle that generally cause problems within organizations are: global verses local, center verses business unit, function verses function, and inside verses outside partners. By following the standard corporate structure of dividing the company's branches into individual geographic or cultural locations of operation that can operate relatively independently of the central headquarters, the new NICHCY branch in Kava can avoid many of the problems by focusing on local and business unit operations. Based on the previously made solutions and the current situations, it is clear that these should be in favor of both external partners and factors that best benefit the people of the island while keeping the company's business goals in mind.
One final aspect to examine, and one that can be very important given the geographic isolation that being an island provides, is what the ethical implications from stakeholders' perspectives the decision implementation will cause. While assuming that the decisions made in favor of developing the population of Kava's knowledge and cultural awareness will be taken positively by the population, some factors still unknown and need to be accounted. These include how the local population will react to a large number of foreign individuals living and working in their communities, how the local population will react to different cultures and ethnicities on a daily basis, and if foreign business and cultural developments will be integrated into the traditional Kava culture smoothly or will...