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The past 2 weeks have been a great experience for me. Making decisions as a group is not an easy task. It is a very complicated job as different individuals in the group have different thought processes and priorities.
The major problem we faced during this exercise was to come up with the decision on what all decision tools should we use to solve the case study. We sat down together and analysed the advantages and the disadvantages of each and every tool keeping in mind the current situation. We had democratic discussions in which every person was allowed to put forward his/her point of view. We finally decided upon the decision tools that we would be using during the exercise.
After this, we divided the work amongst the group members and finally gave the presentation today. While the other groups were presenting today, I realised that even if we use the same decision tools for the same situation, it is not necessary that we end up making the same decisions. This is because every group has different priorities, think differently and work differently. Today, five out of six groups chose their location to be Lymington whereas one group chose it to be Exmouth. We can’t say that this group made a wrong decision. It is a fair enough decision as they might have found certain aspects of Exmouth very vital for their business. In the real world also, not all firms in an industry make similar decisions.
This exercise helped me understand various decision tools even better as I used them practically. During the lectures in the first two days of the module, I was a bit confused, as I did not get a clear understanding of these tools. But this exercise given to us by Mr Jeff was a masterstroke. Because we used these tools ourselves, their importance and usage became very clear to us. This module has been a great learning experience for me.