NMIMS Management Theory & Practices assignment September 2022

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NMIMS Management Theory & Practices assignment September 2022


NMIMS Management Theory and Practices assignment September 2022



NMIMS Global Access
School for Continuing Education (NGA-SCE)
Course: Management Theory and Practice
Internal Assignment Applicable for September 2022 Examination

Assignment Marks: 30

 All Questions carry equal marks.
 All Questions are compulsory
 All answers to be explained in not more than 1000 words for question 1 and 2 and for
question 3 in not more than 500 words for each subsection. Use relevant examples,
illustrations as far as possible.
 All answers to be written individually. Discussion and group work is not advisable.
 Students are free to refer to any books/reference material/website/internet for attempting
their assignments, but are not allowed to copy the matter as it is from the source of
 Students should write the assignment in their own words. Copying of assignments from
other students is not allowed.
 Students should follow the following parameter for answering the assignment questions.

1. Here are two situations for you, please read them carefully and enumerate the type of
managerial decision making is considered in each of the situations and elaborate on the
importance of managerial decision-making.

Situation 1. Rosette diamonds is a large company with 5 big units of production. Shamim
is the manager of in one of the production units and is responsible for creating weekly
work schedule for employees in various production units. The unit is a mixture of full
time, part time and contract employees. What type of decision making is this? Elaborate.
Situation 2. During the pandemic situation, Rosette diamonds needed to close down two
of their units temporarily. Now, there is a dilemma in front of the directors. While they
know that the company will bounce back and hence, they do not want to let go their
employees, but currently they do not have enough projects for all of them. What type of
decision making will they need to indulge in? Elaborate. (10 Marks)

2. Jimmy and Charmi are Marketing managers with Bhavi Automobiles. They joined the
company approximately at the same time. Jimmy is looking after luxury cars section and
Charmi is looking after SUV section. Jimmy ends up getting a higher incentive than
Charmi due to the kind of product and sales he has to engage in. Charmi feels let down
sometimes due to this difference. However, on one occasion when Jimmy and Charmi
meet at lunch hours, Jimmy shares with Charmi that he is not happy with the job and has
resigned and will be joining the competition company since they offer better incentives
for the luxury car section. How will you connect the equity theory of motivation in this
case? Please elaborate your answer. (10 Marks)

3. Japan Lights was a unit of Brizz Electricals. Japan Lights employs 120 workers for their
assembly lines. The workers had been doing their job with manual assembling machines
which was to be replaced by Automatic assembly lines. Please answer the following

a. The decision of replacement was not taken positively by all the workers. Almost 80%
workers approached the management with a threat of a strike against bringing in the
automation. Discuss two types of resistance to change usually observed in such situations.
(5 Marks).

b. What techniques of handling resistance could be employed for this problem? Suggest any
three. (5 Marks)

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