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Leadership in Action: Good Choices—Making Better Decisions by Knowing How Best to Decide by Christopher Musselwhite

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A Case Study in Decision Making

Armed with the integrated decisionmaking model described in this article, consider the following case study.

A research lab in your company is experiencing a sudden surge in activity while activity in your lab is at a lull because of regulatory approval processes. A vice president has requested that you send to the busy lab three of your twelve researchers to help out for the next four days. The work requires the same skills that your researchers have. Because of your own lab's recent slowdown, the three researchers can turn their attention from their current responsibilities for the four days without any repercussions on performance. You know your researchers well and can easily select three who can do the job. ...

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