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Managing Health Programs and Projects by Beaufort B. Longest Jr.

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CHAPTER FIVE

MAKING GOOD MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

This chapter focuses on decision making as a pervasive activity in management work. Managers of health programs and projects constantly make decisions while performing management work. Decision making permeates the core activities of strategizing, designing, and leading. It is a vital facilitative activity that supports managers in carrying out their core activities. Figure 1.4 shows how decision making is intertwined with the core management activities.

Examples of the decisions managers make in each of the core activities of their work illustrate the breadth of their decision-making activity. In ...

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