Managers must make decisions, often with incomplete information, to guide the actions of others. Rushed effort based on poor data will likely
Learning Goal: I’m working on a business case study and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Managers must make decisions, often with incomplete information, to guide the actions of others. Rushed effort based on poor data will likely result in erroneous decisions that address the wrong problem, which wastes time, energy, money, commitment, and enthusiasm. Students will demonstrate critical thinking using a process for proper problem formulation and propose appropriate recommendations.
Related course objectives:
- Analysis of business-oriented skills in a given project management environment
- Knowledge of critical and creative thinking to aide project management
- Read the case “A Car With More Than a View”. The case is available here: A Car With More Than a View.pdf Download A Car With More Than a View.pdf
- Complete a “Case Write Up” following the guidelines identified in “How to Prepare Business Cases” (Available in Module 3 – Readings).
- Creation of a “Consultant’s Letter” that is no longer than 300 words in length (~ 1 page double-spaced text)
- Indicate the word count on the top left corner of the page (i.e., “Word count: 298”)
- Justify recommendations with support from readings (course text, weekly readings, etc.), classroom discussions, external resources, and/or personal experiences
- Submit the template for lastnameCase#.docx Download lastnameCase#.docx(rename file from ‘last name’ to your own last name) in this assignment dropbox.
The 300 word constraint requires precision, clarity, and relevance in your writing. The requirement forces you to figure out what is important and necessary to your argument and strip out what is not important and unnecessary. To do so you will develop judgment and communication skills along with advancing your critical thinking skills. Verbose and lengthy arguments typically indicate muddled logic, which means arguments are imprecise, unclear, and not encompassing of relevant thinking.
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