Case Analysis: The Decision-Making Process
For this assignment, you will write a case analysis. On Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions. You can use examples from the US Military, UK Military, or the Civilian Corporate Environment.
Read an Introduction to Analyzing a Case Study and Writing a Case Study Analysis in Part 5 your book (Please see attached PDF doc.)
Then, write a comprehensive case analysis. Your case analysis should cover the following:
1. The context of the decision-making processes, including for example: the goals, activities, history or culture of the organization; the complexity and special features of the task or problem; the major stakeholders of the decisions.
2. The main phases or activities of the decision-making process, including for example: the background leading up to the problem situation; problem recognition; development and evaluation of alternatives; selection of alternative; and outcome of the decision. Where possible, analyze the information seeking and information use behaviors in the decision-making process.
3. Analyze your case using one or more of the models introduced this week. You may also introduce other theoretical perspectives/cases to enrich your analysis. Show how these models/perspectives provide insight into your case.
4. Assess the overall quality of the decision-making process. Identify its strengths and limitations. Suggest ways of improving the process.
|Introduction and Thesis Statement
|Unclear or incomplete
|Introduction with a partially developed thesis.
|Clear, well-developed, introduction and thesis.
|Supporting Evidence/ Analysis
|Lacks specific, credible, and relevant support. Development of position / argument is inadequate or missing.
|Adequately supported with a limited spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Development of position/argument is thoughtful and persuasive but lacks some detail.
|Well-supported with a broad spectrum of specific, credible, and relevant evidence. Position / argument is well-developed, very thoughtful, and persuasive
|Clarity & Organization
|Lacks organization, logic and clarity. Transitions seldom or never used to connect ideas.
|Generally organized, logical and clearly articulated. Transitions often smoothly connect ideas.
|Paragraph formation is clear. Fully organized, logical and clearly articulated. Transitions smoothly connect ideas.
|Does not demonstrate proficiency in spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure.
|Some spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and/or sentence structure errors.
|Polished and demonstrates a high level of proficiency in spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure.
|No conclusion included.
|Some attempt at a conclusion, but it is not well written.
|Well written and fully developed conclusion.
|Paper has no APA formatting, or paper has an APA cover, but no references or in text citations. Less than the required number of credible references provided.
|Paper lacks one element of APA (cover, references or in text citations), but has at least one credible reference.
|Paper has all elements of APA formatting (cover, references and in text citations) with the required number of credible references.
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