Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education Saudi Electronic University المملكة العربية

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Education

Saudi Electronic University

المملكة العربية السعودية

وزارة التعليم

الجامعة السعودية الإلكترونية

College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 3 MGT101 (1st Term 2021-2022)

Deadline: 04/12/2021 @ 23:59

(To be posted/released to students on BB anytime in Week 11)

Course Name: Principles of Management

Student’s Name:

Course Code: MGT101

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: 1st

CRN: 13685

Academic Year: 2021/2022 G

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name: Dr Mohammed Mallick

Students’ Grade: 00 /05

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low


This assignment is an individual assignment.

Due date for Assignment 3 is 04/12/2021

The Assignment must be submitted only in WORD format via 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 your information on the cover page.

Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

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 Purposes/Learning Outcomes:

After completion of Assignment-3 students will able to understand the

LO 1.1: State the concept of management functions, roles, skills of a manager and the different theories of management.

LO 2.2: Employ knowledge and techniques of strategic planning, problem solving, decision making and change management.


Please read the case “Is Tesla out of Control” on Page number 678, Chapter 16 – “Controlling” available in your textbook/e-textbook “Management: A Practical Approach” 9th edition by Kinicki, A., & Williams, B., and answer the following questions:


Q1. What is the underlying problem in this case from the perspective of CEO Elon Musk? (1 Mark)

Q2. What are the causes of the problem? (1 Mark)

Q3. Which areas of organizational control are part of Tesla’s plan to remedy issues with the Model 3? Provide examples. (1.5 Marks)

Q4. Is Musk exhibiting the two core principles of total quality management? Why or why not? (1.5 Marks)