March 24, 2013
Decisions in Paradise, Part II
According to Huitt, (1992) Problem solving is a process in which we perceive and resolve a gap between a present situation and a desired goal, with the path to the goal blocked by known or unknown obstacles. The following essay will describe how the managers at the Kava Knowledge organization will apply problem solving or decision-making techniques, to create a greater existence in Kava. The following paper will also provide an assessment of the decision-making methods that the executives of Kava Knowledge Inc. used to expand their brand, and explain the strengths and weaknesses of the decision-making method that we utilized.
Decision-Making Techniques The Kava Energy Corporation, which is located on an island in the South Pacific, is largely recognized for exporting petroleum and natural gas to fuel industries throughout the United States, Great Britain, Japan, and China. The Kava Island is known for its abundance of agricultural and fossil fuel resources. On June 2, 2011, Chris Morales, the CEO of Kava Energy, had a briefing with the government officials of Kava, to discuss furthering operations on the island. After meeting with the President of Kava, Chris conducted a meeting with Nik and Alex, the senior managers of Kava Energy, to ask for their suggestions about expanding operations in Kava. The Kava Island has an abundance of goods and services. However, the Kava Island has many external issues; for instance, the island is subject to natural disasters and poverty, which can hinder the company from expanding in Kava. In order to reach the company objective, we believe that the company should partner with the government to build a Kava Knowledge Center to train and educate the people of Kava. But before Nik and Alex, could implement the best method to of expand the organization business in Kava, they had to research the most effective problem-solving or decision-making strategy, to fulfill the company objective. According to Osborn, (1953) Group…