Organizational Behavior IV Online Test

Toyota’s network of suppliers is a good example of which one of the following strategic alliances?
Joint ventures
Value-chain partnerships
Mutual service consortia
The organizational form that General Electric (GE) has had much success with is
Virtual organization
Modular organization
Boundary less organization
Which one of the terms below does the following statement describe:” A highly flexible, temporary organization formed by a group of companies to exploit a specific opportunity?”
Virtual organization
Modular organization
Boundary less organization
A government office is a good example of which one of the following organizational forms?
Adhocracy
Machine bureaucracy
Professional bureaucracy
According to Henry Mintzberg, an organizational with many rules to follow but with employees who are highly skilled and free to make decisions on their own is referred to as
Adhocracy
Simple structure
Professional bureaucracy
The type of organizational design that supports the premise that employee satisfaction as well as economic effectiveness are goals of an organizational structure is referred to as:
Neoclassical organizational structure
Contingency approach
Classical organizational theory
Which one of the terms below does the following statement describe: “An internal organizational structure in which people perform specialized jobs, rigid rules are imposed, and authority is vested in a few, top-ranking officials.”?
Contingency approach
Organic approach
Mechanistic organization
Which one of the terms below does the following statement describe: “the type of departmentalization in which a product or project form is superimposed on a functional form.”?
Functional organizations
Horizontal organizations
Matrix organizations
The type of organization that sets up departments by the process performed and uses autonomous work teams in flattened hierarchies is referred to as:
Functional organizations
Horizontal organizations
product organizations
The extent to which authority and decision making are spread throughout all levels of an organization rather than being reserved for top management is referred to as:
Division of labour
Decentralization
Centralization
Which one of the terms below does the following statement describe: “the number of subordinated in an organization who are supervised by managers.”?
Span of control
Hierarchy of authority
Division of labour
The factor that maintains an organization’s culture is:
Socialization
Top management
The selection process
All of the above help keep a culture alive
The _________ is one key way a company maintains its culture through the identification and hiring of individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful.
Reward and compensation system
Selection process
Role model of top management
Metamorphosis
An organization culture is created by :
The hiring and keeping of employees who fit in.
Indoctrinating and socializing new employees to think in a particular way
The role model set by the founders own behaviour
All of these
Which statement is false?
A strong organizational culture increases behavioral consistency
A dominant culture expresses core values shared by a majority of organization members.
Subcultures are typically defined by department designations and will not share the core values of the organization
A strong culture is when core values are intensely held and widely accepted.
Which is sometimes considered as a cultural liability?
Barriers to diversity
Barriers to change
Barriers to mergers and acquisitions
All of the above
Which one of the terms below does the following statement describe: “Special events that commemorate corporate values.”?
Stories
Ceremonies
Jargon
Which one of the terms below does the following statement describe: “Special abilities needed to generate creative new ideas.”?
Domain- relevant skills
Intrinsic task motivation
Creativity-relevant skills
Which one of the “stages of the organizational innovation process” below gets the process started?
Producing ideas
Setting the stage
Setting the agenda
Which one of the “stages of the organizational immovation process” below is the last
Outcome assessment
Setting the stage
Setting the agenda
Which is NOT considered a function of organizational culture:
Facilities organizational commitment of employees
Facilities mergers and acquisitions between organizations with different styles
Conveys a sense of identity to organization members
Has a boundary –defining role
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