Organizational Behavior IV Online Test

Toyota’s network of suppliers is a good example of which one of the following strategic alliances?
Mutual service consortia
Value-chain partnerships
Joint ventures
The organizational form that General Electric (GE) has had much success with is
Boundary less organization
Modular organization
Virtual 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?”
Boundary less organization
Modular organization
Virtual organization
A government office is a good example of which one of the following organizational forms?
Professional bureaucracy
Machine bureaucracy
Adhocracy
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
Professional bureaucracy
Simple structure
Adhocracy
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:
Classical organizational theory
Contingency approach
Neoclassical organizational structure
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.”?
Mechanistic organization
Organic approach
Contingency approach
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.”?
Matrix organizations
Horizontal organizations
Functional 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:
product organizations
Horizontal organizations
Functional 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:
Centralization
Decentralization
Division of labour
Which one of the terms below does the following statement describe: “the number of subordinated in an organization who are supervised by managers.”?
Division of labour
Hierarchy of authority
Span of control
The factor that maintains an organization’s culture is:
All of the above help keep a culture alive
The selection process
Top management
Socialization
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.
Metamorphosis
Role model of top management
Selection process
Reward and compensation system
An organization culture is created by :
All of these
The role model set by the founders own behaviour
Indoctrinating and socializing new employees to think in a particular way
The hiring and keeping of employees who fit in.
Which statement is false?
A strong culture is when core values are intensely held and widely accepted.
Subcultures are typically defined by department designations and will not share the core values of the organization
A dominant culture expresses core values shared by a majority of organization members.
A strong organizational culture increases behavioral consistency
Which is sometimes considered as a cultural liability?
All of the above
Barriers to mergers and acquisitions
Barriers to change
Barriers to diversity
Which one of the terms below does the following statement describe: “Special events that commemorate corporate values.”?
Jargon
Ceremonies
Stories
Which one of the terms below does the following statement describe: “Special abilities needed to generate creative new ideas.”?
Creativity-relevant skills
Intrinsic task motivation
Domain- relevant skills
Which one of the “stages of the organizational innovation process” below gets the process started?
Setting the agenda
Setting the stage
Producing ideas
Which one of the “stages of the organizational immovation process” below is the last
Setting the agenda
Setting the stage
Outcome assessment
Which is NOT considered a function of organizational culture:
Has a boundary –defining role
Conveys a sense of identity to organization members
Facilities mergers and acquisitions between organizations with different styles
Facilities organizational commitment of employees
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