RACI stands for Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed. It's a matrix used to clarify roles and responsibilities in business processes and projects to prevent confusion. Responsible refers to the person who does the work to complete the task. Accountable is the person who is ultimately answerable for the correct and thorough completion of the task. Consulted are the people who provide input into the decision-making process and are actively involved in the task. Informed are those who need to be kept 'in the loop' about progress or decisions, but they do not need to be formally consulted, nor do they contribute directly to the task or decision. This tool is not mentioned in the content provided, but it's a valuable tool for business problem-solving and decision-making.

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The McKinsey Directional Policy Matrix is a tool that helps businesses strategize their product portfolio. For a business dealing in polyhouses producing seedlings for farmers, this matrix can help identify which products are stars (high market share and high market growth), cash cows (high market share, low market growth), question marks (low market share, high market growth), or dogs (low market share, low market growth).

Cost Patterns can be used to analyze the cost structure of the business. It can help identify fixed costs (like the cost of polyhouses), variable costs (like seeds, water, labor), and semi-variable costs. This analysis can help in identifying cost-saving opportunities and pricing strategies.

Creating these slides would involve gathering data about the business's products, market share, market growth, and costs. This data can then be visualized using the McKinsey Directional Policy Matrix and Cost Patterns.

Remember, these tools are just a starting point. They need to be complemented with a deep understanding of the business, the market, and the competitive landscape.

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