Smoking Ban in Kansas Term Paper by Nicky

Smoking Ban in Kansas
A look at decision making and its implementation in the Kansas smoking ban.
# 146344 | 1,557 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper examines the smoking ban in Kansas by using the five crucial steps of the decision making process. First, the paper defines a smoking ban, pointing out its benefits to individuals and society. Then, the paper describes how the smoking ban in Kansas can be analyzed through decision making. The five steps of this process are described one by one and are then applied to the case in Kansas. The paper contends that the decision making model is is crucial for the successful outcome of any endeavor in all fields, but even more so within the business community, which impacts the lives of millions.

Problem Identification
Context for Success
Framing of the Problem
Alternative Solutions
Evaluation of Alternatives
The Best Alternative

From the Paper:

"The basic idea relative to setting a context for success is that of ensuring that the right people participate to the decision making process; they must be well informed and unbiased. In this order of ideas, the authorities in Kansas have to meet face to face and discuss the implications of each potential course of action. Foremost, they must meet with representatives of the other parties involved. The context for making an informed decision has to present the issue from numerous standpoints and this is why the federal authorities must meet with more parties. The deciding forces could meet with representatives of the health sector, presenting an objective evaluation of the negative effects of second-hand smoking."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Harvard Business School, 2006, Decision Making: 5 Steps to Better Results, Harvard Business Press
  • Rioux, M.H., Crawford, C., Anweiler, J., 2001, Undue Hardship and Reasonable Accommodation: The View from the Court, Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 29
  • Schmidt, C.W., 2007, A Change in the Air: Smoking Bans Gain Momentum Worldwide, Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 115
  • Timmins, W.M., Timmins, C.B., 1989, Smoking and the Workplace: Issues and Answers for Human Resource Professionals, Quorum Books
  • May 21, 2008, New Mission Ordinance Restricts Smoking, The Kansas City Star

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