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Second set of Organizational Theory questions Q1Personnel is a ________ function. a. support b. production c.




Question;1. Personnel is a ________ function. a.;support b. production c. maintenance d. managerial 2. Which of the following is;an adaptive function? a. sales b. public relations c. engineering d. long-range;planning 3. Which of the following is not a maintenance function? a. personnel;b. engineering c. market research d. janitorial services 4. Which of the;following functions manages the conversion process? a. support b. production c.;maintenance d. managerial 5. A subunit of people who possess similar skills or;use the same kind of techniques to perform their jobs are termed a;subunit. a. function b. task c. division d. department 6. An organizational;chart is a drawing that primarily depicts ________. a. differentiation b.;integration c. socialization d. standardization 7. A ________ is a;classification of people according to authority and rank. a. team b. hierarchy;c. norm d. role 8. Motivation problems occur in a tall hierarchy because: a.;managers have more authority at each level. b. managers have more;responsibility at each level. c. managers have less authority at each level. d.;managers make more decisions. 9. Adding more managers to a company results in;a. better decision making. b. flattening of the organizational structure. c.;improved communication.;d. higher bureaucratic costs. 10. Parkinson;said that the number of managers grows because: a. more decisions can be made.;b. managers want to multiply subordinates not rivals. c. managers want fewer;subordinates. d. efficiency can be improved. 11. Parkinson?s Law states that;a. a division of labor increases efficiency. b. the hierarchy should be based;on rational-legal authority. c. organizations should have a maximum of 10;hierarchical levels. d. hierarchies grow because managers make work for one;another. 12. ________ states that work expands to fill the time available. a.;Parkinson?s Law b. The Principle of the minimum chain of command c.;Organizational theory d. Span of control 13. ________ states that an;organization should choose the minimum number of hierarchical levels consistent;with its goals and the environment in which it operates. a. Parkinson?s Law b.;The Principle of the minimum chain of command c. Organizational theory d. Span;of control 14. Production, marketing and sales have little opportunity to;specialize in the needs of a customer group. This is a ________ problem;associated with a functional structure. a. communication b. customer c.;location d. strategic 15. Top managers spend so much time resolving everyday;problems that they can?t address long-term company issues. This is a;problem associated with the functional structure. a. customer b. location c.;measurement d. strategic 16. Location problems occur in a ________ structure.;a. functional b. geographic c. multidivisional d. matrix 17. ________ can;sometimes overcome control problems in a functional structure, making it;unnecessary to move to a more complex structure. a. Improving integration b.;Increasing horizontal differentiation c. Increasing vertical differentiation d.;Diversification;18. The move to a more complex structure is;based on all design choices except: a. increasing vertical differentiation. b.;increasing horizontal differentiation. c. increasing integration. d. increasing;formalization. 19. When a company moves from a functional structure to a;divisional structure, it generally: a. increases horizontal differentiation and;reduces vertical differentiation. b. increases vertical differentiation and;decreases horizontal differentiation. c. increases vertical differentiation and;increases horizontal differentiation. d. does not change differentiation but;increases integration. 20. Which of the following is a disadvantage of the;institutionalized role orientation? a. Many members do not ?fit in.? b. Members;have difficulty responding to changing conditions. c. Managers have difficulty;creating an ethical culture. d. Members behave in unpredictable ways. 21. Which;of the following allows new organizational members to try new norms and values?;a. an individualized role orientation b. an institutionalized role orientation;c. socialization d. a narrow stance on social responsibility 22. ________ role;orientation results when individuals are taught to respond to a new context in;the same way that existing organizational members respond to it. a.;Institutional b. Individual c. Informal d. Decentralized 23. ________ role;orientation results when individuals are allowed and encouraged to be creative;and to experiment with changing norms and values to better achieve;organizational values. a. Cultural b. Formal c. Individual d. Social 24. Which;of the following socialization tactics leads to an institutionalized role;orientation? a. Informal b. Serial c. Disjunctive d. Investiture 25. Which of;the following socialization tactics leads to an individualized role;orientation? a. Formal b. Serial c. Disjunctive d. Divestiture


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