q1 which of the fundamentals of planning did ge execute ineffectively explain your rationale 2 marks q2 which of the three types of goals were ineffectively managed by ge explain 1 mark q3 state two smart goals for ge based on the case given

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Assignment Workload:

  • This Assignment consists of a Mini Case.
  • Assignment is to be submitted by each student individually.

Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes:

After completion of Assignment-1 students will able to understand the

Recognize the functions of planning, organizing and controlling and how they interrelate (Lo2.1)

Ability to carry out organization’s role in ethics, diversity, and social responsibility. (Lo3.3)

  • Answer questions related to case study.

Assignment Regulation:

  • All students are encouraged to use their own words.
  • Student must apply “Times New Roman Font” with 1.5 space within their reports.
  • A mark of zero will be given for any submission that includes copying from other resource without referencing it.
  • Assignment -1 should be submitted on or before the end of Week-07.
  • If the assignment shows more than 25% plagiarism, the students would be graded zero.

Assignment Structure:





Case Study





Please go to Chapter 5 “Planning” available in your textbook Management: A Practical Approach 7th edition by Kinicki, A., & Williams, B., at the end of the Chapter read Case: “GE’s Poor Planning Results in Delays & Increased Costs” and answer the following questions:

  • Assignment Questions:

Q1. Which of the fundamentals of planning did GE execute ineffectively? Explain your rationale. (2 Marks)

Q2. Which of the three types of goals were ineffectively managed by GE? Explain (1 Mark)

Q3. State two SMART goals for GE based on the case. Given the political issues discussed in the case, how might GE ensure that these goals are attainable? Discuss. (1 Marks)

Q4. Using Figure 5.5 “The Planning /Control Cycle”, describe what GE could have done to improve the process of transporting the evaporator. Provide specific recommendations. (1 Mark)

Q5. What did you learn about planning based on this case? Explain. (2 Mark)

  • Due date for the submission of Assignment-1:
  • Assignment -1 should be posted in the Black Board by Week-5.
  • The due date for the submission of Assignment-1 is end of 7th Week.
  • Instructions for the students:
  • Assignment has to be in Word format only no PDF.

***Please do not want to have a similarity in the solution with any other student


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