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The Four Grids of Competing Values Decision Making

Your manager, Mr. Myers, is out of the office and has sent you an e-mail. The e-mail states that you have been doing a fantastic job, and this next assignment is a result of his absence. He asked the board of directors if he could give you the next assignment to complete and pass.

Part 1

Mr. Myers tells you that the board wants you to prepare a memo discussing the 4 grids in the competing values model. He also explains that the memo should contain researched information outlining the complexity of the competing values decision-making model.

The 4 grids of the competing values decision-making model (Quinn & Rohrbaugh, 1981, 1983) are listed below:

Internal focus: mentor, facilitator
Flexibility: innovation, networker
Control: monitor, manager
External focus: producer, team leader
For this assignment, you must submit a memo consisting of 600-1,500 words in which you discuss the 4 grids in the competing values decision-making model.

For full credit, you must address the following in your memo:

Discuss the 4 grids in the competing values model.
Outline the complexity of the competing values decision-making model.
Implement emotions, positive illusions, and self-serving reasoning in to the memo.
Address the Escalation Paradigm in regards to the four grids associated with the competing values model.

Part 2

Mr. Myers explains to you that he cannot make the staff meeting today because of an illness, and he needs you to prepare a memo for the staff discussing the competing values decision-making model. He also explains that by using the grid below, he wants you to discuss the human relations model quadrant, the open-system model quadrant, the manager control quadrant, and the user quadrant.

For this assignment, you must submit a memo consisting of 400-500 words in which you discuss the competing values decision-making model.

For full credit, you must address the following in your memo:

Discuss the competing values decision-making model.
Using the grid, discuss the human relations model quadrant.
Using the grid, discuss the open-system model quadrant.
Using the grid, discuss the manager control quadrant.
Using the grid, discuss the user quadrant.
Provide examples for each of the below quadrants.

References

Quinn, R. E., & Rohrbaugh, J. (1981). A competing values approach to organizational effectiveness. Public Productivity Review, 5(2), 122-140.

Quinn, R. E., & Rohrbaugh, J. (1983). A spatial model of effectiveness criteria: Towards a competing values approach to organizational analysis. Management Science, 29(3), 363-377.

Please submit your assignment.

Solution Preview

In applying the 4 grids of competing values, the objective is to hone on the intertwined connectivity between each known grid for an in-depth analysis. By doing so, the available strategies for effective decision making can render the desired result from management.

Below let's take a look at the scenarios in Memo 1 and Memo 2 regarding the 4 grids of competing values within the framework of decision making:

MEMO
Attn: Management
Re: The importance of assessment outlining the 4 grids associated with competing values

In the pursuit for making effective decisions, the company objective relates towards identifying how the 4 grids in competing values are applied accordingly. Managers are key components within the overall organization strategy for the targeted marketplace demographic. Thus, the following are assessed accordingly for implementation:

Internal Focus - the effective leadership is outlining how mentorship within a work team aims in facilitating designed project objectives based on a synergy amongst staff members. In applying the core personal values, the assessment to work team's capabilities within the corporate culture provides an efficient organization. Thus, the internal focus outlines the importance of awareness towards one's own perception of self values to interpreting situations differently than others. The company's values of operations play a pivotal role to assuring work teams are following the blueprint - to operating on a level of accountability for infusing the mission in business activity. Managers can demonstrate effective mentorship and facilitating resources for ...

Solution Summary

The review in decision making based on the four grids of competing values to suceeeding in the business objective to reaching set goals within the marketplace.

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