Solution:Culture type McGregor’s theory (theory X / theory Y) Explanation 1. Role culture Theory X Based on stability, certainty and defined structures, processes and policies. Employees are highly monitored to follow the set patterns 2. Power culture Theory X This is a one man show where all power resides with the founder. Decisions are taken by the founder which has to be followed by the subordinates 3. People culture Theory Y organization exists to serve the individual and where individuals are not servants of the organization. They consist of self-organizes professionals who do not need any supervision 4. Task culture Theory Y More emphasis is given to completion of tasks and least is given to the hierarchal positions. Employees are provided with autonomy to ensure task completion.
MGT503 GDB 1 Solution and Discussion
Total Marks 5
Starting Date Monday, January 13, 2020
Closing Date Friday, January 17, 2020
Question Title Decision Making Styles
The basic objective of this discussion is to familiarize students with different decision making styles.
After participating in this GDB;
Student will learn regarding application of appropriate decision making style at workplace.
Ms. Sana is responsible for the management of daily activities on the production floor in a textile firm. In order to keep the workflow smooth and steady, she takes all the decisions related to employee’s daily production-related assignments. She independently analyzes production schedules on a regular basis and decides about changing defective machines which disrupts the production process. She posts clear instructions regarding employee’s assignments on the department’s notice board leading employees to perform their tasks perfectly.
In WinSum Textile Company, the new CEO called a meeting with the Board of Directors. In the meeting, they discussed the possible Joint Ventures with other companies. Many aspects of joint ventures came under discussion but still, it requires more consultative sessions and time for a final decision.
Point of Discussion:
In your opinion, which decision-making styles are used in Case A and B? Justify your answer with two logical reasons for each case.
Maximum Word Limit:100 words
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