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1 Which of the following is typically a characteristic of the mechanistic model of organization?

 Low formalization

 Decentralized management

 Wide span of controls

 Rigid departmentalization

 

2 Which of the following actions can extinguish risk taking and innovation? 

 Using organic organizational structures

 Rewarding for the absence of failures rather than for the presence of success

 Long tenure in management

 Encouraging experimentation

 

3 Culture is most likely to be a liability when 

the organization’s management is highly efficient

 the organization scores low on the degree of formalization

 the organization’s environment is dynamic

 the organization is highly centralized

 

4 Strategy of differentiation consists of which of the following?

Price, support, design

 Cost leadership, differentiation, cost focus

 Upstream business strategy, midstream business strategy, downstream business strategy

 Sourcing strategies, processing strategies, delivering strategies

 

 

 

5 Decision making within which one of the following organizational structures follows a strict chain of command?

Boundaryless

 Bureaucracy

 Virtual

 Matrix

 

6 Which of the following factors is least likely to have an impact on organizational structure?

Location

 Technology

 Size

 Strategy

 

7 The deemphasizing of hierarchical authority and control in organizational development is referred to as

trust and support

 vertical blending

 horizontal integration

 power equalization

 

8 Which of the following statements is true regarding the functions of culture in an organization?

It hinders the generation of commitment to something larger than individual self-interest among employees.

 It reduces the stability of the organizational system.

 It does not affect employees’ attitudes and behavior.

 It conveys a sense of identity for organization members.

 

 

 

9 Which of the following is the first step in Kotter’s eight-step plan for implementing change?

Create a new vision to direct the change and strategies for achieving the vision.

 Establish a sense of urgency by creating a compelling reason for why change is needed.

 Form a coalition with enough power to lead change.

 Plan for, create, and reward short-term “wins” that move the organization toward the new vision.

 

10 Which of the following is least likely to lend to a simple organizational structure?

Centralized authority

 Formalized rules and regulations

 Little departmentalization

 Wide span of control

 

11 Confusion in who reports to whom is a weakness of which one of the following organizational structures? 

Boundaryless

 Virtual

 Matrix

 Bureaucracy

 

12 Which of the following is least likely to realize a competitive advantage for an organization?

Superior strategy

 Superior resources

 Superior skills

 Superior position

 

 

 

 

13 Which of the following is the last step in Kotter’s eight-step plan for implementing change?

Consolidate improvements, reassess changes, and make necessary adjustments in the new programs.

 Establish a sense of urgency by creating a compelling reason for why change is needed.

 Communicate the vision throughout the organization.

 Reinforce the changes by demonstrating the relationship between new behaviors and organizational success.

 

14 Idea champions display characteristics associated with _________ leadership. 

laissez-faire

transformational

 narcissistic

 autocratic

 

15 Entering into various types of business ventures outside of the realm of an organization’s usual type of business is an example of a ________ strategy. 

chain integration

 customizing

 diversification

 undifferentiating

 

16 A(n) ________ organization is an organization that takes on a life of its own, apart from its founders and members, and is valued for itself and not for the goods or services it produces.  

matrix

 virtual

 institutionalized

 centralized

 

 

17 It is easiest for management to deal with resistance when it is

 implicit

 deferred

 passive

 overt

 

18 Which of the following statements is true regarding innovation?

Innovation is nurtured when there is an abundance of resources.

Innovative organizations reward both successes and failures.

Organic structures negatively influence innovation.

Interunit communication is low in innovative organizations.

 

19 Which of the following resistances to change is implicit?

Strike

 Resignation

 Increased error

 Complaint

 

20 A(n) __________ strategy emphasizes the introduction of major new products and services.

mechanistic

 cost-minimization

 innovation

 organic

 

21 The focus of a single segmentation within a scope strategy is known as a _______ strategy.

 niche

 customizing 

segmentation

unsegmentation

 

22 Sometimes, businesses find it necessary to reconceive their core business. Which of the following would be the least effective strategy for doing so? 

Core relocation

Business customization

Business recombination

Business redefinition

 

23 ________ are persons who act as catalysts and assume the responsibility for managing refinement activities. 

Change agents

 Free riders

 Whistle-blowers

 Laggards

 

24 ________ is a collection of change methods that seek to improve organizational effectiveness and employee well-being. 

 

 Organizational restructuring

 Operant conditioning

 Organizational polarization

 Organizational development

 

25 Which of the following is an example of an individual source of resistance to change?  

Structural inertia

 Fear of the unknown

 Product orientation

 Employee orientation

 

 

Solution Description

1 Which of the following is typically a characteristic of the mechanistic model of organization?

 Low formalization

 Decentralized management

 Wide span of controls

 Rigid departmentalization

 

2 Which of the following actions can extinguish risk taking and innovation? 

 Using organic organizational structures

 Rewarding for the absence of failures rather than for the presence of success

 Long tenure in management

 Encouraging experimentation

 

3 Culture is most likely to be a liability when 

the organization’s management is highly efficient

 the organization scores low on the degree of formalization

 the organization’s environment is dynamic

 the organization is highly centralized

 

4 Strategy of differentiation consists of which of the following?

Price, support, design

 Cost leadership, differentiation, cost focus

 Upstream business strategy, midstream business strategy, downstream business strategy

 Sourcing strategies, processing strategies, delivering strategies

 

 

 

5 Decision making within which one of the following organizational structures follows a strict chain of command?

Boundaryless

 Bureaucrac

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