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Question Description

  • This assignment is an individual assignment.
  • Due date for Assignment 2 is by the end of Week 11 (14/11/2020).
  • 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. This also 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).
  • Please read the case “New York’s Subway System Is Crumbling” on Page number 277, Chapter 7 – “Individual & Group Decision Making”available in your textbook/e-textbook “Management: A Practical Approach” 9th edition by Kinicki, A., & Williams, B., and answer the following questions:

Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

Assignment Workload:

  • This Assignment comprise of a short Case.
  • Assignment is to be submitted by each student individually.

Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes:

After completion of Assignment-2 students will able to understand the

LO 1. Identify and explain the concept of management, functions, roles and skills of a manager (Lo1.1)

LO 6. Apply knowledge and function effectively on teamwork activities, management skills to create a development plan (Lo3.4)


Assignment Question(s):(Marks 5)

  • What is the underlying problem in this case from NYCTA President Andy Byford’s perspective?(2marks)
  • What barriers to decision making were prevalent before Byford’s arrival? Explain.(1.5 marks)
  • Which Nonrational decision making model does Byford employ? How?(1.5 marks)