“Is Tesla out of Control” 

“Is Tesla out of Control” 

Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes:

After completion of Assignment-3 students will able to understand the

LO 1.1: State the concept of management functions, roles, skills of a manager and the different theories of management.

LO 2.2: Employ knowledge and techniques of strategic planning, problem solving, decision making and change management.


Please read the case “Is Tesla out of Control” on Page number 678, Chapter 16 – “Controlling” available in your textbook/e-textbook “Management: A Practical Approach” 9th edition by Kinicki, A., & Williams, B., and answer the following questions:


Q1. What is the underlying problem in this case from the perspective of CEO Elon Musk?  (1 Mark)

Q2. What are the causes of the problem? (1 Mark)

Q3. Which areas of organizational control are part of Tesla’s plan to remedy issues with the Model 3? Provide examples. (1.5 Marks)

Q4. Is Musk exhibiting the two core principles of total quality management? Why or why not? (1.5 Marks)


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