Management Question


This assignment is an individual assignment.

The Assignment must be submitted only in WORD format via the allocated folder.

Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented; marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling in your information on the cover page.

Students must mention question numbers clearly in their answers.

Late submission will NOT be accepted.

Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

Assignment Workload:

This Assignment comprises of a short Case.

Assignments are to be submitted by each student individually.

Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes:

After completion of Assignment three students will be able to understand the following LOs

LO5: To have the ability to carry out objective and scientific analysis of employees performance management.

LO6: To be able to identify and describe the needs of the parties involved in labor relations, and how these needs are balanced.

Read the case given and answer the questions:

Momena was the first of her family to go to college and, after working in a reputed organization for a few years, she got into her first-choice graduate program. During her first semester, Momena was seen as mature, professional, and well-organized. Concerns emerged during the spring semester; she seemed distracted when on campus and was absent from organization more days than she was present. She was working on a paper, but progress was slow, and in March Momena failed to turn in a draft on the date promised. Her advisor Dr. Ali assumed that more structure was needed, so she began to set very explicit expectations for products with specific deadlines attached. During their meetings, Momena was enthusiastic about her projects and eagerly promised to get the work done. However, the pattern of failing to deliver kept repeating itself. Finally, after an extended stretch when Momena was absent from the organization and had missed a deadline for a draft, Dr. Ali called her in to ask if she was serious about her work. Momena teared up and revealed that her mother was seriously ill, and she had been driving the three hours back home every weekend for the last several months to help her family. She had thought it inappropriate to mention her family crisis, not wanting to acknowledge that her personal life was interfering with her graduate studies. She asked Dr. Ali if she should withdraw from the program.

Assignment Questions: Marks: 10

Q1. What are the main themes raised in this case?(2Marks)

Q2. What is the best course of action for this student for the immediate future? (2Marks)

Q3. How can an organization develop successful mentoring programs to help its work force? (3Marks)

Q4. What policy changes might the department implement to avoid a repeat of the situation in the future, with another student?(3Marks)