MGT502 Organizational Behaviour Assignment No. 02 Fall 2012 Due Date 28 January 2013 Idea Solution
SEMESTER FALL 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (MGT502)
ASSIGNMENT NO. 02
DUE DATE: 28TH JANUARY 2013
1. To enable you to understand the theories of leadership and their implications in
Omaima and her husband Shehroz moved to a small town near Faisalabad about
six month ago, after Shehroz accepted a very attractive high level accounting
position at Manal Pvt Ltd. Omaima was disappointed as she did not get good job
in that areas. She had an MBA degree in marketing and several years’ experience
in sales and marketing research.
Almas, the marketing director of Manal, called Omaima immediately when
Shehroz showed him Omaima’s resume. Almas was excited at having someone
with Omaima’s skills and experience in his company. He offered her to work as an
independent contractor in various projects under his supervision. During these
projects Omaima had several meetings and discussions with Almas. She found
him very cooperative and understanding. She successfully completed all the
projects as she always believed in herself and her ability to control the events and
consequences of her actions. After six months he offered her a permanent position
of Assistant Director in his department.
Omaima was very excited on getting that job as she liked the people in marketing
department. Although she joined the company but she had some reservations
regarding the salary (that was 20% below the market average) and job description
(several areas of her job were not clear). She gathered data to back up her requests
for a higher salary and clearer job description. She did her homework and was
eager to discuss it with Almas.
Her meeting with Almas was very disappointing. When Omaima tried to discuss
about the salary he replied, “You seem to fit well with our department and we are
happy to accommodate you and find a position for you. I think salary is fine”.
Almas agreed on few minor things that Omaima wanted but he made no
adjustments in job description and responsibilities. The more Omaima discussed
changes the more Almas closed up and made small talk.
After meeting for nearly an hour, Omaima felt that all her preparations had been
wasted. Although her job was attractive and she had no other alternative job option
at that time, but her enthusiasm was gone. She was much discouraged from
Almas’ sentence “we are happy to accommodate you”. She knew that Manal
would be lucky to have someone with her skills and experience join them but still
she was confused.
1. In the light of Path-goal theory, analyze the characteristics of Omaima
and suggest Mr. Almas the best leadership behavior to deal with her.
(word limit= 100 to 125 word maximum) (10+5 marks)
2. After the meeting with Almas, Omaima was confused about the
leadership style of Almas. Since her university days, she has been
thinking that every leader has a unique leadership style. But here she
has encountered different styles of leadership of one person. Is it
possible for a person to have more than one leadership style or not?
Give logical reasons to support your answer. (word limit= 50 to 100
word maximum) (15 marks)
1. You are advised to study leadership theory (Path-goal theory) thoroughly
before answering the asked questions.
2. There is no need to give details of the theory. Be specific and precise
while answering the asked questions.
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