Decisions in Paradise, Part I

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The problem in the business scenario is that the island of Kava is affected by natural disaster threats such as typhoons, tornadoes, volcanic eruption, and earthquakes. The island is also affected by sickness such as HIV/AIDS and the avian flu. Kava also has to worry about terrorism and the risk of petroleum spills. With the potential for disasters the island is not able to produce natural resources so the economy of Kava is supported by tourism and offshore investing.
The company wants to have a greater presence in Kava. Chris Morales, the company’s founder, believes in do what is right, not for business reasons, but for ethical reasons. However, the company will only consider developing a greater presence in Kava if the opportunities are good for Kava and good for the company. A second reason the company is looking at developing a greater presence in Kava is that the government is interested in learning the company’s business model so government can use parts of the model to help the countries social needs.
Before the company makes the decision to become a greater presence in Kava, the company’s management team will have to evaluate if the benefits are greater than the negatives. Also Alex and Chris have made it clear the company and government will both have to prosper from the decisions made. The decisions cannot benefit one party and not the other. The growth and larger presence has to be a win-win for the parties involved.
Alex gave Nik the responsibility of putting a plan together on how the company can have a greater presence in Kava and how human resources, ethics, and organizational processes will play a role in meeting the company’s goal of have a greater presence in Kava. There are three key reasons that Nik can use when putting his analyze together for Alex. The first reason is the success the company has had developing, managing, and growing the…...

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