Lesson 25 : Decisions Linkages

Chain Decisions

It is the simplest connection between decisions. Here one decision follows another decision. Normally it is illogical to make the second decision until the first is made. Gross, Crandall, and Knoll feel this occurs when (l) one decision leads to another and then another, (2) it is logical for the second decision to follow or come from the first, (3) all decisions are either of equal or increasing importance, and (4) a trend or pattern has been established. They form a single line of decisions as shown in the following figure

The decision chain is formed when one decision brings forth another and still another. All are related to the same topic or situation. This type of linking of decisions is the easiest to understand.

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