Week l 2

Weekl 2

Whyis it important to follow a decision-making process?

Bytaking systematic apparoach, one is less likely to miss out keyfactors. The manager is able able to build on the approach to makethe decision better and beter. Every step has a profound impact onsubsequent steps and the ultimately the outcome. Therefore,systematic is the surest way to reach your goal is to go through aseries of logical stages, which result in decision making process.Using systematic decision making process enablkes managers to to goback and make changes at specific stages without changing the wholethink if the solution is not found and evaluate (Academia.edu, n.d.).

Whatmight happen if key steps are skipped (e.g., the problem isimproperly defined or no follow-up occurs)?

Skippingout important steps may result in missing out key factors that arelikely to change the final solution. The decision-making processcannot proceed arightly further if the problem is not clearlydefined. The correct definition impacts the steps that follow. Thewhole process of decision making is reliant upon the preciseinformation being available. Following a decision-making process isimportant because it enables managers to make better, balanced, andimpartial decisions.

Whatproblems may arise without effective coordination?

Lackof or poor coordination can lead to reduced productivity, delaycompletion of tasks, complete procedures and processes. In healthcareorganizations, lack of coordination amount to poor clinical outcomes.Repetitive diagnostic tests, medical errors, preventable hospitaladmissions, and unnecessary emergency room visits all result indecreased quality of care. Lack of coordination can also render caremore costly due to duplicative testing and preventablehospitalizations. This is contrary to the primary goals of carecoordination programs, which aim at improving disease outcomes whilstcobntaining overall care costs. Lack of coordination can also lead toconflicting information from multiople provioders (McDonald,Sundaram, Bravata et al.).

Arethe problems different depending on which level of management theyoccur?

Theproblems of lack of coordination vary depending on the level ofmanagement. At higher levels of management, the problems are morecomplex because complex coordination is required. Moreover, with morespecialization and division of labor, coordination becomesincreasingly complex. As an organization expands and more unitsbecome decentralized, the job of synchronizing everyday activitiesbecome more complex and complicated (McDonald, et al, 2007).Proliferation of technologies make coordination more complicatedthan ever.


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