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Non-Profit Organizations and Decision-Making
An analysis of decision-making and leadership skills in a non-profit organization.
# 102387 | 3,507 words | 22 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Mar 24, 2008 in Business (Small) , Business (Management)

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This paper analyzes how better decision-making can assist non-profit organizations. It discusses the areas of systems thinking, action research and intergovernmental relations with respect to decision making in non-profit organizations. The paper then looks at these issues in terms of theory, research and practice for the organizations.

Action Research And Decision Making
Decision Making And Systems Thinking

From the Paper:

"Additionally, evaluating systems or taking action based on the results of research supports the function of the organizational leader as a "hands-on" element of the company. When the leader is also a manager, this "hands-on" approach is supported by a thorough understanding of the issues that impact non-profits and the resolutions that may be required to achieve the optimal results. The research indicates, therefore, that throughout the business world leaders are a significant factor in the success of the organization. In the non-profit sector, however, manager-leaders are preferred because of the combination of professional traits that will support the ability to overcome obstacles identified in relation to the organization. The research also indicates that two important functions of leaders are to facilitate action in response to issues and to motivate stakeholders to support those actions on a continual basis. Both action research and systems thinking allows effective manager-leaders to take action that leads to accurate decisions, while at the same time ensuring that there is widespread support of those decisions by all organizational entities."

Sample of Sources Used:

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