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Q. This is a very powerful technique that facilitates effective decision making using a framework that analyzes tradeoffs involving widely disparate things?

A. In the past, decision makers have relied mostly on instinct, common sense, and guesswork. To have a more rational approach, the authors have developed a system-which they call even swaps-that provides a practical way of making trade-offs among a range of objectives across a range of alternatives. The even-swap method will not make complex decisions easy; you'll still have to make hard choices about the values you set and the trades you make. What it does provide is a reliable mechanisms for making trades and a coherent framework in which to make them. By simplifying and codifying the mechanical elements of trade-offs, the even-swap method lets you focus all your mental energy on the most important work of decision making: deciding the real value to your company of different courses of action. For illustration and further reading refer www.muhlenberg.edu/depts/abe/business/miller/mscipp/choices.ppt

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