Explain the difference between structured and semi-structured decisions.
Discussion: Structured decisions are made when there is a comprehensive amount of information that provide us with an opportunity to have a look into defined objects of the system and make calculated decisions based on this system analysis. On the other hand a system might involve decisions that have well defined structured parts (well defined tasks, traditions etc.) and loosely defined structures (perceptions, judgement etc.). Decisions made in these situations are called semi-structured decisions (Kaliardos & Hansman, 1999).
The semi structure decisions enable the system analysis to look deep into the ill-defined components of the decision making process as well have a close eye on the well-defined components.