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MGT503 Assignment 1 Solution Fall 2022

Objective of the Activity:

This assignment aims to familiarize students with Mintzberg’s managerial roles. It will help students to apply their knowledge to real-world organizational scenarios.


The Premise:

“Education for All” is an International organization that provides free education to all individuals regardless of age. They recently started operations in Pakistan, with Mr. Hashim appointed Campus Head. He signed an agreement with a building owner to establish their first-ever campus. Apart from fulfilling his daily legal obligations, he meets and greets all guests, including parents, stakeholders, and the media.

He recently chaired a meeting of all the departments on the campus and emphasized making every effort to make the campus one of the best in providing quality education. For this, he generously allotted funds to the R&D department. He also directed the public relations department to use their resources in building a positive image of the organization through media, for which he allocated 1 million rupees.

After analyzing and having a thorough understanding of the case, you are required to:

Question:

Identify the interpersonal and decisional roles Mr. Hashim performed as the “Campus Head”.

Question:

Justify your answers in light of the case with at least one argument for each role.

Important Note:

Your answer MUST not exceed 100 words. Marks will be deducted for violation of the word limit.


Solution:

1.    Identify the interpersonal and decisional roles Mr. Hashim performed as the “Campus Head”.

 

Interpersonal Roles:

·       Figurehead

·       Liaison

·       Leader

Decisional Roles:

·       Entrepreneur

·       Resource Allocator

2.    Justify your answers in light of the case with at least one argument for each role.

Figurehead:

Mr. Hashim perform figurehead role because of he appointed campus head and he assigned an agreement with building owner to established their first ever campus. As a campus head in Figurehead role you have social, ceremonial and legal responsibilities signing of legal documents on behalf of the company.

Liaison:

Mr. Hasim Perform Liaison role because of in Liaison he get connected between organization and outsider and also maintain internal and external contacts for information.

Leader:

Mr. Hashim perform Leader roles This involves building a team, coaching the members, motivating them, and developing strong relationship. In this case he chaired meeting of all the departments on the campus and emphasized making every effort to make the campus one of the best. Motivates and directing their subordinates and responsible for staffing tanning and associated duties.

Entrepreneur:

Mr. Hasim perform Entrepreneur role to initiates and plans the controlled change in the organization through exploiting Opportunities or solving problem and taking action to improve existing operation.

Resource Allocator:

Mr. Hashim perform resource allocator role to decides where the organization will expand its efforts and makes choices on the allocation of resources such as capital fund, time, material, and manpower etc. This involves allocating funding as well as assigning staff and other organizational resources. 

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