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Question;1 According to Blake and Mouton, effective;leaders are most likely to facilitate subordinate growth and development by;having;a high concern for the task and a moderate concern for relationships;a moderate concern for the task and a high concern for relationships;a high concern for both the task and relationships;a moderate concern for both the task and relationships;2 Which of the following is most likely to be a drawback of highly;conscientious people according to the Big Five Model?;They focus on learning instead of performing a job;They do not adapt well to changing contexts;They emphasize excessively on being creative;They are unlikely to engage in numerous risky behaviors such as smoking and;drinking;3 ________ is an extrinsic means of motivation.;Recognition;Flexibility;Responsibility;Salary;4 Which of the following personality traits indicates the degree to which a;person is unemotional and pragmatic and believes that ends can justify means?;Extraversion;Narcissism;Machiavellianism;Agreeableness;5 The _____ is a personality assessment model that taps basic dimensions which;encompass most of the significant variation in human personality, namely;extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and;openness to experience.;Myers-Briggs Type Indicator;Big Five Model;Keirsey Temperament Sorter;Birkman Method;6 The ________ pay plan has long been popular as a means of compensating;production workers by paying a fixed sum for each unit of production completed.;gainsharing;piece-rate;competency-based;profit sharing;7 With reference to John Holland?s personality-job fit theory, people belonging;to the investigative type prefer;activities that involve helping and developing others;ambiguous and imaginative activities that allow creative expression;physical activities that require skill, strength, and coordination;activities that involve thinking, organizing, and understanding;8 Milton Rokeach created the Rokeach Value Survey (RVS) which consisted of two;sets of values, namely ________ values and ________ values.;fluid, stable;instrumental, terminal;flexible, essential;flexible, enduring;9 Supportive leadership is most likely to result in what outcome for;subordinates?;Stronger satisfaction with the leader;Better performance by subordinates;Stronger organizational commitment;Better coordination among subordinates;10 With reference to the job characteristics model, which of the following;defines skill variety?;The degree to which a job requires a variety of different activities tapping;different abilities;The degree to which a job requires completion of a whole and identifiable piece;of work;The degree to which work activities generate direct and clear information about;performance;The degree to which a job provides the worker freedom in scheduling and;procedure;11 Which of the following is the least desirable approach for developing;subordinates?;Provide constructive feedback about effective and ineffective behavior;Provide detailed instructions on how to carry out each assignment;Ask specific questions to help the person analyze his or her performance;Provide opportunities to learn from experience;12 Which dimension of the Big Five Model is a measure of reliability?;Extroversion;Conscientiousness;Emotional stability;Agreeableness;13 Which of the following statements is true regarding a merit-based pay plan?;A typical merit-based pay plan provides no base salary and pays the employee;only for what he or she produces.;Unions typically resist merit-based pay plans.;It is also called competency-based pay plan.;It bases pay levels on how many skills employees have or how many jobs they can;do.;14 Those with a ________ personality identify opportunities, show initiative;take action, and persevere until meaningful change occurs, compared to others;who passively react to situations.;proactive;high self-monitoring;type A;high Mach;15 Which of the following is an instrumental value according to the Rokeach;value survey?;Social recognition;Economic success;Personal discipline;Meaning in life;16 With reference to the Hofstede?s Framework for Assessing Cultures;emphasizes a tight social framework in which people expect others in groups of;which they are a part to look after them and protect them.;long-term orientation;masculinity;collectivism;uncertainty avoidance;17 Which of the following guidelines for recognizing an employee?s performance;was recommended?;Provide recognition only for outstanding performance;Provide more recognition to people in essential, high-visibility jobs;Actively look for effective behavior or contributions to recognize;Give praise in private to avoid embarrassing the recipient;18 Which of the following terms describes basic convictions that ?a specific;mode of conduct or end-state of existence is personally or socially preferable;to an opposite mode of conduct??;Emotions;Attitudes;Values;Feelings;19 Which of the following is Theory X consistent with?;The use of recognition and achievements to motivate employees;The principles of participative management;The vertical enhancement of jobs to enhance autonomy;The autocratic style of managing people;20 Alex was sent to Beijing to help local managers solve the problem of growing;worker dissatisfaction at their manufacturing facility located in the city. As;part of his visit, he decided to have a town hall meeting with the workers to;understand the problems that they were facing and the reasons for their;discontent. The turnout at the meeting was substantial, however, when asked for;their opinions and suggestions, the crowd fell silent. As a result, Alex was;unable to determine the reason for employee dissatisfaction. Which of the;following, if true, best explains this situation?;The employees are genuinely concerned about improving their lot.;A small portion of the workers at the facility belong to the Baby Boomers;generation.;Alex was sent to Beijing as he was one of the few employees conversant in the;local language.;There is an unequal distribution of power in the company.;21 Adam Sears is an assembly-line employee with Swenson Motors. Though Adam is;popular among his supervisors and colleagues, Adam experiences low morale and;lack of motivation. He feels frustrated that his job is restricted to fixing;nuts and bolts on the car parts. He fears that he has no chances of advancing;in his career as he cannot completely assemble a car. Which of the following is;true with regard to Adam?;Adam?s job has high task complexity.;Adam?s job has low role definition.;Adam?s job has a high span of control.;Adam?s job has low task identity.;22 Which of the following refers to the tendency to be arrogant, have a;grandiose sense of self-importance, require excessive admiration, and have a;sense of entitlement?;Asceticism;Cynicism;Narcissism;Stoicism;23 Which of the following refers to bottom-line conclusions individuals have;about their capabilities, competence, and worth as a person?;Authoritarianism;Machiavellianism;Self-monitoring;Core self-evaluation


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