How does the Simon Activity approach help in turning good solutions into optimal solutions for an organization? 

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Herbert Alexander Simon was a Nobel Prize winning multidisciplinary scientist who pioneered many scientific fields and areas of study. Simon’s activity approach to decision making or theory of Administrative Behavior, postulates that decision making is the focus of administration and emphasizes that all functions of organizational administration are derived from the decision making process.

The activity approach is able to turn good solution into optimal solutions for an organization because it makes the solution more efficient towards the purpose at hand. Since the activity approach takes a measurable scientific approach to the decision making process, it allows managers to make choices that are based on calculable outcomes or scenarios. This allows for better fact based decision making with optimal outcomes or possibilities.