• Bad Decisions – Public Administration

  • Bad Decisions

Read the Wall Street Journal article, “Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions”:


Although the Wall Street Journal generally deals with for-profit businesses, the information in the article may apply to governmental and nonprofit organization managers as well. In this week’s discussion board, answer and discuss the following questions. (Hint: Applying our problem solving model will help you formulate your discussions.)

1.Should the decision making process in public administration be the same or different than it is private business? Why or why not?

2.How can public administrators avoid making bad decisions?

3.Do public administrators have any responsibility to correct decisions that turned out to be bad? If so, how do they go about correcting the bad decisions, and how should they explain it?