The Garbage Can Model of Decision Making

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What are four organizational streams, according to the Garbage Can Model?

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1. What plays the role of a garbage can in the Garbage Can Model?

2. In which order are problems and solutions emerging in the organization, according to the Garbage Can Model?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offers an assessment or review of your knowledge of the Garbage Can Model of decision making. You'll check your understanding of the process and how it got its name.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet checks your knowledge about:

  • The four organizational streams in the Garbage Can Model
  • Characteristics of the streams
  • The role of the garbage can

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you are able to understand key differences in the four streams
  • Information recall - check your knowledge to see if you understand the order of streams in the Garbage Can Model
  • Knowledge application - check your knowledge of different decision-making styles to answer questions about specific characteristics of them

Additional Learning

Refresh your memory with a closer look at this topic in the offered lesson, The Garbage Can Model of Decision Making. The lesson provides a more detailed look at:

  • What the Garbage Can Model assumes about business
  • The different streams and how they participate in the model
  • Key terms related to the streams and how they shape the decision model
  • Signs this may be the best model for an organization
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