Decision Making Studies

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Case Study Analysis of Decision-Making Studies
Cecilia Cruz
American Public University

Case Study Analysis of Decision-Making Studies In Gerrits (2010) case study, the main problem was that there was not proactive planning in this project. They did not anticipate the problems they ran across when they decided they wanting to do a second deepening so soon. “ Coevolution can explain the occurrence of unintended, unforeseen and unwanted consequences of decisions.” (Gerrits 2010, p.19). The physical changes caused by a seconding deepening so soon after the first one, presents many problems one being the increase of sedimentation accumulation in the harbor basin. This issue increases the cost of removing the sediment quickly to allow navigation into the port. The second issue is the lack of space to put the sediment once it’s removed. A third issue is the change in position of the proposed second deepening by some of the members of the committee that were originally in favor of it. One of the proposed solutions is to take the sediment and dump them into the river on the edge of the territory and hope that the current with sweep them off to the North Sea. This is not a valid solution because it was already proposed, but it was dismissed because the North Sea is where the sediments are coming from. Monitoring the program over a span of ten years before another deepening is done, this would have been a good solution, because it would have shown all parties involved the increase in sedimentation and allowed more time to figure a solution without having to rush and making hasty decisions. In retrospect having implemented the ten years plan by authorities in the field that could bring back physical evidence of what could happen if a deepening was done too soon would be one of way staying ahead of the problem. Another solution is keeping good relationships with their neighbors in the region so that if the need arises they are able to go to them and ask for assistance without any resistance from them. The officials involved decided to make two decisions, one being boundary judgments with was broken down to improve their connections with other people, such as their neighbors and allowing them to participate in the decision-making process. Second being the diversity of information involves having research done on the project and the problems it may cause. With continued research and improvement as the project progresses. Implementing just these mechanisms will improve the outcome of the project, because having the research in place beforehand will improve the chances of the project working and having the backing of others involved will give them the backup support needed when running into issues. In the second case study the issues that were researched were “the need to understand variation in care patterns and services; the need to manage effectively the process of change in structures for health service delivery; how to consult with staff and the community to gain an understanding of the needs of all stake-holders; and how best to train staff to embrace and improve the quality of health care.” ( Aldrich, Bonevski, Wilson, 2006, p.437). The order of importance of these issues being with training staff on how to accept the changes that are being implemented, because