Implement Decision-making and Policy in Public Organizations



Implement Decision-making and Policy in Public Organizations


Week 5 – Assignment: Implement Decision-making and Policy in Public Organizations


Public administration theory recognizes public administrators must both make decisions in public organizations and participate in policy decision-making outside the organization.


As Director of the policy office with the American Red Cross-Washington, DC Headquarters, prepare an organizational briefing PowerPoint to explain how a newly implemented information-sharing limitation will restrict your team’s efforts to collaborate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during an impending hurricane. The hurricane is expected to produce severe flooding, potentially leaving millions homeless in Texas and Louisiana. The information-sharing limitation will affect decision-making processes. Be sure to include the following in your briefing:


  • Define your office’s role and effectiveness in producing quick policy turnaround
  • Determine the effects of limits to information sharing on interagency decision making
  • Determine the effects of limits to information sharing on developing joint agency policies
  • Analyze the effects of information sharing among public sector agencies during emergencies
  • Conclude with recommendations for improving the new process to address the impending hurricane.


Add a slide that identifies and describes 2 or 3 decision theories that apply to this situation.


Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bullet lists and should cite material appropriately.

Support your presentation with at least 5 scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.


Length: 12-15 slides in addition to the title slide and reference slide.


The completed assignment should address all the assignment requirements, exhibit evidence of concept knowledge, and demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the content presented in the course. The writing should integrate scholarly resources, reflect academic expectations and current APA standards, and adhere to the Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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