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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD

COL MBA / MPA PROGRAMME

MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION (Code 5569)

CHECKLIST

SEMESTER: SPRING, 2011

This packet comprises the following material:

1. Text Books

2. Course Outline

3. Assignment No. 1, 2

4. Assignment Forms ( 2 sets )

In this packet, if you find anything missing out of the above mentioned material, please contact at the address given below:

Mailing Officer

Services Block No. 28

Allama Iqbal Open University

H-8, Islamabad

Phone: 051-9057611-12

Ismatullah Butt

(Course Coordinator)

ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY ISLAMABAD

(Department of Business Administration)

Commonwealth of Learning Executive MBA/MPA Program

WARNING

1. PLAGIARISM OR HIRING OF GHOST WRITER(S) FOR SOLVING THE ASSIGNMENT(S) WILL DEBAR THE STUDENT FROM AWARD OF DEGREE/CERTIFICATE, IF FOUND AT ANY STAGE.

2. SUBMITTING ASSIGNMENTS BORROWED OR STOLEN FROM OTHER(S) AS ONE'S OWN WILL BE PENALIZED AS DEFINED IN "AIOU PLAGIARISM POLICY".

Course: Management and Organization (5569) Semester: Spring, 2011

Level: Executive MBA/MPA Total Marks: 100

Instructions:

(a) All written assignment must be well organized, presented in an easy-to-read format, sand neat. If your handwriting is not legible, type or compose the written assignment. Moreover, pay particularly close attention to grammar, spelling punctuation and understandability. Communication is extremely important in this course.

(b) Documentation is likewise very important. Un-supported statements or opinions are worth less to the reader who desires to verify your finding. Complete and specific documentation is mandatory. Also, your references should be to primary sources, except in rare unusual situation.

(c) Quoting should be kept to an absolute minimum.

Guidelines for Doing Assignments

We expect you to answer each question as per instructions in the assignment. You will find it useful to keep the following points in mind:

1) Planning: Read the assignments carefully, go through the Units on which they are based. Make some points regarding each question and then rearrange them in a logical order.

2) Organization: Be a little selective and analytical before drawing up a rough outline of your answer. Give adequate attention to question's introduction and conclusion.

Make sure that:

a) The answer is logical and coherent,

b) It has clear connections between sentences and paragraphs,

c) The presentation is correct in your own expression and style.

3) Presentation: Once you are satisfied with your answer, you can write down the final version for submission. It is mandatory to write all assignments neatly. If you so desire, you may underlining the points you wish to emphasize. Make sure that the answer is within the stipulated word limit.

Wishing you all the best

Ismatullah Butt

(Course Coordinator)

ASSIGNMENT No. 1

Total Marks: 100

Pass Marks: 40

Q. 1 Organizational behavior is an important field of study. Discuss how this field of study helps the managers to face the managerial challenges and changes, in all types of organizations, by quoting plenty of examples. (20)

Q. 2 Define personality and explain its "Five" dimensions with the help of examples around you. How perception and attribution affect behavior of individuals? (20)

Q. 3 Differentiate between groups and teams. What does the Levi Strauss experience (refer page 15 of your text book) tell us about the use of teams and their effectiveness? (20)

Q. 4 Explain the following with the help of suitable examples: (20)

(a) Types of Decisions (b) Bounded Rationality

(c) Judgmental Heuristics (d) Strengths of Group Decision-making

Q. 5 Explain the following, with the help of live examples from the organizations you work for: (20)

(i) Barriers to Effective Communication

(ii) Determinants of Organizational Structure

ASSIGNMENT No. 2

Total Marks: 100

Pass Marks: 40

Instructions:

1. This assignment is a research-oriented activity. You are required to develop a case study and submit to the tutor for evaluation prior to the final examination. The last date of this assignment will be notified separately by our directorate of regional services and the same will be communicated to you directly as well as through approved study centers assigned to you.

2. You will have to participate in the activity fully, actively and practically to be able to pass the final examination of the course.

4. For the preparation of this assignment, you should first thoroughly review

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