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‫المملكة العربية السعودية‬
‫وزارة التعليم‬
‫الجامعة السعودية اإللكترونية‬
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ministry of Education
Saudi Electronic University
College of Administrative and Financial Sciences
Assignment 1
Decision Making and Problem Solving (MGT 312)
Due Date: 08/10/2022 @ 23:59
Course Name: Decision Making and Problem Student’s Name:
Course Code: MGT312
Student’s ID Number:
Semester: Second
Academic Year:2022-23; FIRST SEMESTER
For Instructor’s Use only
Instructor’s Name:
Students’ Grade: XX / 15
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. Define different perspectives and concepts of problem solving in diverse contexts
and business situations. (C.L.O :1.2)
3. Explain and apply critical thinking and cognitive psychology as it pertains to
analyze and synthesize information for problem solving and decision making.
(C.L.O :2.1)
Assignment Instructions for Part-I:
• Log in to Saudi Digital Library (SDL) via University’s website
• On first page of SDL, choose “English Databases”
• From the list find and click on EBSCO database.
• In the search bar of EBSCO find the following article:
“Drive Innovation with Better Decision-Making.”
Linda A Hill, Emily Tedards, Taran Swan
Date of Publication:
November–December 2021
Harvard Business Review
Assignment Question(s):
(Marks 15)
Read the article titled as “Drive Innovation with Better Decision-Making.” by Linda
A Hill, Emily Tedards, and Taran Swan published in Harvard Business Review, and
answer the following Questions:
1. Summarize the article and explain the main issues discussed in the article. (In 500600 words)
(Marks 5)
2. According to the article, why we should focus on Decision-Making? Discuss in
relation with the text you learnt in the course. Use additional reference to support
your argument. (In 400-500 words)
(Marks 5)
Part-II- Critical Thinking Question
3. “Decision making is the process of making choices by identifying a decision,
gathering information, and assessing alternative resolutions.” Explain the statement
with example (Words 400-500)
(Marks 5)
1. Answer-
2. Answer3. Answer4. Answer

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