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    You recently observed a meeting between Ron, (a production manager at your company) and a sales representative from "Big Machines Inc". Big Machines Inc last year sold your company a major piece of production equipment. They are now trying to sell your company additional options and services for that same piece of equipment.

    The salesperson has come prepared. In addition to glossy brochures she shows you and Ron a PowePoint presentation complete with video outlining the advantages of adding the additional items and services. Ron is impressed by the facts presented and the video showing the options in action. In particular Ron is drawn to the facts regarding additional cost savings. Ron expresses serious concern about the additional price of the options and services. The salesperson approaches the topic of "cost" with great skill explaining that "While the initial investment may seem rather steep, I think you'll find over the life of the equipment that the cost of these options averages out to about $1.00 a day. I think you'll find that's less than the cost of a can of soda a day. Isn't the potential for greater efficiencies and possible cost savings worth the cost of a daily can of soda?"

    Ron, after hearing all this information admits that this sounds reasonable and agrees to purchase the additional options and service.

    As the observer your objective is to prepare a research paper addressing the decision making in this situation. Your paper should address and discuss the following:

    1. Identify how Ron "framed" his decision. To identify his frame you will need to outline or flowchart his thought process (a way of identifying his decision frame).

    2. What factors would have led Ron to come to a different decision (in other words an alternative "frame")

    3. What do you believe are the implications of "framing" on our decisions and in particular on our attempts to influence others??

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    The response addresses the queries posted in 807 words with references.

    //The given paper is based on the decision making process in a Company and the decisions made by the Production Managers in a particular situation. Prior to analyze the situation; it is better to understand the background and concept of the Company. In the same series, in the first section of the discussion, I am describing the concept under the heading introduction://


    Big Machine Incorporation is a Popular Company. The Company sold major pieces of production equipments to the Production Manager of a Production Company. Recently, the Sales Representative of Big Machines Incorporation had a meeting with the Production Manager Ron of the Production Company to sell additional options and services of same piece of equipment. The Sales Representative presented several additional items and services and impressed Ron to make decisions to purchase the additional options and services. Ron made the decision for additional cost saving by the implementation of these additional options.

    //After describing the background of the Company, it is easy for the reader to understand the decision frame for the particular situation required by him regarding the given presentation of the sales representative. In the decision framing ...

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    The response addresses the queries posted in 807 words with references.