Past Papers and Answers

April 27, 2008

For more information on past papers and examiner’s requirements please proceed to the following link.

Abe Past Papers



Dear students,

I have uploaded all the lecture materials that i have used in the class. My humble appologies for the delay in uploading the lecture slides on Tuesday as promised during the class.

I hope everyone’s using this opportunity to review the materials we discussed during the class and fully using this period. You can always email me if you have any questions or queries regarding any of the materials we discussed during the class.

I am currently reviewing the past examination questions, hoping i can help identify common patterns and find areas where i can provide assistance. However, like i have mentioned in the class, majority of the task is with you in reviewing the materials. Please do read all the Reading Materials and use lecture slides as a guide to understanding the key issues/areas in each topic in the RM.

Cheers and Goodluck


Work Safety Standards – Because saving even a single life is worth it

The death of 5 young men on 2nd March 2008, while conducting a borehole operation inside a well in Male’s Fish Market, have raised many questions regarding the workplace safety standards currently existing in the Maldives. It has also raised question as to who should take the responsibility for the lack of safety measures observed by these 5 young people while working inside the well. It is noteworthy that this is not the first time we have experienced deaths and severe injuries resulting from total disregard of workplace safety. It is then appropriate to ask why employees, employers and the state have shown a blind eye to this issue for such a long period of time. It is my belief that the responsibility does not lie with one single party; the responsibility has to be shared by employees, employers and the state  click here

Reading Materials

March 17, 2008

Dear Students,

I have created a new page titled “Reading Materials”. This page will include reading materials which will complement you Reading Kit and hopefully will help to improve your knowledge of OB.\

I will keep on adding more materials in the coming days. It will take a bit of time for me to upload all the materials i want owing to the ‘super internet’ speed we have in the maldives.



It is… [credits: Purdue University Online Writing Lab]

Well Focused

Be sure to answer the question completely, that is, answer all parts of the question. Avoid “padding.” A lot of rambling and ranting is a sure sign that the writer doesn’t really know what the right answer is and hopes that somehow, something in that overgrown jungle of words was the correct answer.

Well Organized

Don’t write in a haphazard “think-as-you-go” manner. Do some planning and be sure that what you write has a clearly marked introduction which both states the point(s) you are going to make and also, if possible, how you are going to proceed. In addition, the essay should have a clearly indicated conclusion which summarizes the material covered and emphasizes your thesis or main point.

Well Supported

Do not just assert something is true, prove it. What facts, figures, examples, tests, etc. prove your point? In many cases, the difference between an A and a B as a grade is due to the effective use of supporting evidence.

Well Packaged

People who do not use conventions of language are thought of by their readers as less competent and less educated. If you need help with these or other writing skills, come to the Writing Lab!

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We’re all familiar with titles like chief executive officer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer. We have even grown used to chief technology officer, chief marketing officer and chief diversity officer. But what about chief talent officer, chief cultural officer, chief innovation officer, chief privacy officer, chief apology officer and chief geek, to name just some of the more contemporary titles in today’s companies? On the surface, this looks like title inflation — an overabundance of C-level jobs that cheapen the prestige that used to go along with promotions. Yet according to several Wharton faculty members, there is more to this story than inflated egos. >>>Click here to read more

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The fact that favoritism in the workplace exists is not news, but in high-profile cases, it often makes the news. Two years ago, for example, Harry C. Stonecipher was forced to resign the presidency of aerospace giant Boeing over a relationship with a Boeing executive. This spring, World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz had to resign after being accused of arranging a big raise and promotion for a woman with whom he was having a relationship.  >>read the rest of the story

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Organisational learning is a method of successfully dealing with continuous change.
Emotional aspects of change, however, are not addressed in any detail. This articles delves into the emotional aspect of change and its implications.

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March 14, 2008

Welcome to the OBlog – This blog is created to share all the lecture materials and other reading materials with all my students.