Decisions in Paradise
May 26, 2008
Kava is an island country, in the South Pacific, that has had many natural disasters occur in a very short period of time. Unity Bank is planning to create a stronger presence in Kava and the CEO, Chris, has charged Alex, the director of strategic planning, and Nik, the new project coordinator, with this accomplishment.
The current issues in Kava are major disorganization and debris cleanup. The island has had two hurricanes, a fire sparked by volcanic eruption and a tidal wave in the period of about 6 weeks. While the tidal wave took care of putting out the fires, the enormous amount of water has destroyed many ...view middle of the document...
Miscommunications have made items be sorted incorrectly, materials to be thrown away and created an overall bigger mess. Next, the environment and location inhibits resolve because of the high likelihood of more disasters hitting Kava.
Translators should be brought in to take care of the communication problems among all the people. Furthermore, the people of Kava will be educated and trained on how to properly cleanup and rebuild some of the island; not to mention they will get a general education. This will include spelling, math, and science. This is all knowledge that will help them to prevent these disasters from completely destroying the island. Additionally, Unity Bank is making it clear that our presence in Kava is not a strictly business, profitable venture. We are a community bank and feel that improving the quality of the community we serve better serves everyone as a community. We are planning to rebuild the community to be stronger than ever.
Logically, the first choice of picking our crew for the job would be to use those individuals that are already available. This would be the residents of Kava and Chris, Alex and Nik of Unity Bank. This proves to be time consuming due to the lack of experience in cleaning up from natural disasters but would be less costly. Part of the education we provide to the residents could include specific reconstruction methods to properly rebuild Kava’s structure however; this could delay us to the point of getting hit by another hurricane or tidal wave when we are not prepared. A learn as you go approach would save some time but may not be the most efficient method. Another option could be...