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  • Effect of Time Pressure at Tactical Level Managing Disaster  [DPM 2016]
  • DOI: 10.4236/wjet.2016.43C012   PP.93 - 100
  • Author(s)
  • Agoston Restas
  • Introduction: Disaster management can face to emergency situation without any pre-sign and even if it has forecast they can meet the requirements of improvisation making their decision. Improvisation can be taken at any level of the management (strategic, operational and tactical) but at tactical level the time press is certainly the biggest problem. This article focuses on tactical level and shows some method to compensate time press. Method: Author studied relevant literatures and used own ex-perience as a firefighting manager. Other studies made by the author previously were also used. Results: Without time press disaster managers can use analytical thinking but in case of time press they must prefer critical thinking, satisfactory procedures or management by exceptions but creativity and heuristics are also used in their decision. Author created a complex model of decision making in emergency: building on prac-tical experience the above mechanisms together with the internal triggers hold as pillars the recognition-primed decisions on which locate the principals of disaster man-agement.
  • Model of Decision Making in Emergency, Critical Thinking, Satisfactory Procedures, Management by Exceptions, Creativity, Heuristics
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