BUS 210 Week 6 Individual Assignment Knowledge Check


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1.
What is the definition of a team?
A. Employees jointly responsible to meet a goal
B. Collection of people working towards a common goal
C. A group who follows the same rules
D. Employees working towards their specific goals
2.
What are teams grouped by areas of expertise?
A. Cross-functional
B. Functional
C. Virtual
D. Top management
3.
A company who desires to develop new or improved products would fit best with what
type of team?
A. Cross-functional
B. Top management
C. Virtual
D. Functional
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4.
What does the amount of conflict in an organization signal?
A. Managers value conformity
B. Openness to new ideas
C. Performance goals are not clear
D. Indecision by top management
5.
An organizational performance is increased with employees working in teams since
A. teams facilitate goals and interests of different
stakeholders that otherwise would be incompatible
B. managers can more easily monitor the performance of
their employees
C. teams facilitate the division of labor and specialization
D. managers can develop group norms that facilitate
cooperation
6.
Managers can cause organizational dysfunction by doing which of the following?
A. Disagreeing that change is needed
B. Expressing conflicting ideas
C. Focusing efforts on political battles
D. Promoting competition
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7.
What best describes the contingency approach, as it relates to organizational design?
A. Finding ways to increase revenue
B. Creating a cultural design
C. Having the ability to alter a plan
D. Growing the business model
8.
Organizational design is best defined as
A. the values and norms employees share
B. the framework of task and authority relationships
C. a specific type of organizational structure and culture
D. the coordination actions of employees and groups
24.
The Matrix Structure is a unique organizational structure that responds to rapid changing
situations. Which of the following is a component of this structural design?
A. Managers group people by product instead of function.
B. Most commonly used by non-high-tech companies
C. Employees are grouped into cross-functional product
teams.
D. R&D specialists manage product teams.
Concept: Expectancy Theory and Goal-Setting Theory
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9.
According to the goal-setting theory, job performance goals should
A. to company culture
B. be specific and time bound
C. be broad and flexible
D. measure the degree of effort
10.
The motivational theory that tries to determine how much work is needed for a specific
outcome is
A. MBO
B. goal setting
C. expectancy
D. equity
11.
Being goal oriented has shown to be paramount to a person’s success. Why?
A. Goals remove obstacles
B. Motivated persistency
C. Focus is on reaching the unattainable
D. Goals are constant reminders of abilities
25.
Which of the following could cause an individual to avoid performing a required job task
according to expectancy theory?
A. Low levels of self-efficacy
B. Goal orientation at odds with task
C. Unmet physiological needs
D. Desire for belongingness
26.
Which theory tries to explain the psychological factors underlying why an individual
selects a task and exerts effort in performing a task?
A. Expectancy theory
B. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
C. Goal-setting theory
D. Equity theory
Concept: Maslowגs Hierarchy of Needs
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12.
Which of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is geared toward personal fulfillment?
A. Belongingness
B. Esteem
C. Self-actualization
D. Security
13.
Employees will most often be motivated to initially fulfill basic needs rather than higher
level needs. Which of the following satisfies a higher need?
A. Job stability and pay
B. Bonuses and fringe benefits
C. Promotion to senior position
D. Safe working environment
14.
Maslow’s Need Theory is an hierarchal format that deals with גwhat’ is important to
individuals. Which of the following hierarchy most accurately reflects Maslow’s hierarchy?
.
A. Physiological, security, esteem, belongingness,
self-actualization
B. Physiological, security, belongingness, esteem,
self-actualization
C. Physiological, security, esteem, self-actualization,
belongingness
D. Physiological, security, belongingness, self-actualization,
esteem
Concept: Organizational Culture
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15.
Which of the following best describes sources of a company’s culture?
A. Employee autonomy and creativity
B. Values of the founder and ceremonies
C. Values of innovation and excellence
D. Communication of strategic goals
16.
Which of the following best describes a company that has established a professional
culture?
A. It maintains a professional setting.
B. It invests in employee development.
C. It promotes streamlined decision making.
D. It follows ethical business practices.
17.
What is this process called?
A. Rites of integration
B. Organizational socialization
C. Rites of engagement
D. Cultural exchange
Concept: Four Sources of Company Culture
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18.
Which of the following best describes how the values of the company’s founder influence
an organization?
A. They outline rites of integration.
B. They establish cultural norms.
C. They define rites of passage.
D. They promote entrepreneurial practices.
19.
Companies with a strong culture may hold meetings to announce the company’s
achievements. Which source of company culture would best describe this activity?
A. Rites of integration
B. Rites of enhancement
C. Rites of passage
D. Rites of excellence
20.
Formal events that recognize an employee or group that have benefited the company by
their works are
A. rites of passage
B. rites of enhancement
C. rites of engagement
D. rites of integration
Concept: Values and Norms
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21.
Company values are shared standards that employees use to
A. measure profitability and make needed corrections in
performance
B. evaluate if they have helped the company achieve its
goals
C. evaluate risks and drive innovation in their department
D. govern interactions with other employees
22.
What best describes company norms?
A. Standards of excellence
B. Informal but powerful rules
C. Ceremonies and rites
D. Organizational design
23.
Businesses often promote norms which are entrepreneurial or conservative in nature.
Why?
A. Promoting norms increases employee motivation.
B. Companies try to select norms which match their
business model and culture.
C. The external environment influences corporate norms
and must be controlled.
D. Promoting norms allow the company to measure
employee performance more efficiently.
 

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