Description ‫المملكة العربية السعودية‬ ‫وزارة التعليم‬ ‫الجامعة السعودية اإللكترونية‬ Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education Saudi


‫المملكة العربية السعودية‬
‫وزارة التعليم‬
‫الجامعة السعودية اإللكترونية‬
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Education
Saudi Electronic Company
College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Assignment 3
Decision Making and Problem Solving (MGT 312)
Due Date: End of Week 13, 04-05-2024
Course Name: Decision Making and Problem Student’s Name:
Course Code: MGT312
Student’s ID Number:
Semester: Second
Academic Year:2023-24; SECOND SEMESTER
For Instructor’s Use only
Instructor’s Name:
Students’ Grade:
/ 10
Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low

The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated
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.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe decision making process for complex issues pertaining to business
environment both internally and externally. (C.L.O :1.1)
2. Demonstrate decision tools and employ appropriate analytical business models to
break down complex issues. (C.L.O :2.2)
3. Analyze ethical issues and dilemmas that businesses often face and employ ethical
standards in all manners and circumstances. (C.L.O :3.2)
Case Study:
Saud works for a XYZ company as an administrative officer. He has been working there
for more than fifteen years. He is considered one of the most experienced employees of the
company. Saud is a graduate and has not upgraded himself in his tenure. His performance
is satisfactory in the routine work but has shown no interest and active participation in
changing the existing environment.
Hussain Alghassani is a Chairman of Company. He is a kindhearted person and always has
a soft corner for his employees. He has not fired a single employee from the company on
the basis of poor performance. He gives a good raise in salaries to those employees who
perform well and keep upgrading themselves. Saud is a middle-aged person having three
school going children. He is a bread earner of his family and the survival totally depends
on his salary. Due to his below average performance his salary has not been raised since
the last few years. Hussain knows very well about Saud and his family.
Tarique has recently joined as a Director, HR and Administration Department. He has got
a vast experience in HR departments of different well reputed universities. The meeting of
the board of directors is held regarding annual increment in the employees’ salaries.
Evaluating each employee’s performance is one of the meeting agenda. The meeting is
chaired by chairman, Hussain. When the discussion comes to Saud, the board gives
suggestions not to raise his salary due to his poor performance throughout the year. Tarique
is against the board and its suggestions. He says that not raising any employee’s salary for
many years is unethical and cannot be justified. He supports Saud by saying that he has
given more than fifty percent of his professional life and he deserves promotion as well as
increment. Tarique suggests the chairman, Hussain to fire Saud or promote him. Tarique
strongly believes that not raising salaries is a demotivating factor and has a negative effect
on employee’s behavior and performance. Tarique suggests Hussain to love or leave him.
Read the above case study and answer the following questions:
1. Identify the main problem and subproblems of the case?
[Mark 1]
2. Write all the information present in the case that would be helpful for decision. What
other information should you gather, that would be helpful to know before making
decision? Identify alternative choices for decision.
[Mark 2]
3. Weighing the alternatives
[Marks 2]
When weighing the various alternatives, how well each alternative fulfils the
variables to consider can be expressed as scores. A different rating scale will be used
to assess each alternative:
+2 very suitable
+1 quite suitable
0 neither suitable nor unsuitable
-1 not quite suitable
-2 not suitable at all
Note: Positive numbers (+2 or +1) indicate that the alternative is able to fulfil the
variables, whereas negative numbers (-2 or -1) denote the opposite.
4. Draw a decision tree based on the case study for decision making,
[2 Marks]
5. As chairman of the XYZ company, How will you manage this ethical dilemma? what
will be your decision regarding Saud?
[Mark 2]
6. Write the conclusion and overall assessment.
[Marks 1]
1. Answer2. Answer3. Answer4. Answer5. Answer6. Answer-

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