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Question Five-step guide to decisions

Green Landscaping is a firm that provides commercial landscaping and grounds maintenance services. John Green, the owner, is trying to find new ways to increase revenues. Mr Green performs the following actions, not in the order listed.

Required: Classify each of the actions (a-f) according to its step in the five-step guide to decisions (Identify the problem, obtain relevant information, generate feasible options/alternatives, make a decision, implement and evaluate).




a.     Mr Green researches the price of power tillers online.


b.    Mr Green decides to buy power tilling equipment rather than hire additional landscape workers.


c.     Mr Green discusses with his employees the possibility of using power equipment instead of manual processes to increase productivity and thus profits.


d.    Mr Green learns of a large potential job that is about to go out for bids.


e.     Mr Green estimates that using power equipment will reduce tilling time by 20%.


f.      Mr Green compares the expected cost of buying power equipment to the expected cost of hiring more workers and estimates profits from both alternatives.



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