XMGT 230 Week 1: Knowledge Check

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XMGT 230 Week 1: Knowledge Check

Complete the Week One
Knowledge Check


1.The initial step in the decision-making process is to

A. select an alternative

B. evaluate the decision

C. generate alternatives

D. identify the problem

2.Making a decision by accepting the first option that
meets your goal is referred to as

A. optimizing

B. minimizing

C. accepting

D. satisficing

3.Negative feedback received during the final evaluation
of the decision indicates

A. the problem was defined incorrectly

B. implementation will require more resources

C. the manager will not be allowed to have a second
chance with the decision

D. the decision was a bad choice

4.The set of important assumptions about the organization
and its goals and practices that members of the company share is called

A. organization norms

B. organization culture

C. industrial environment

D. a closed system

5.Who must provide a long-term commitment in order to
change an organizationâs culture?

A. Customers and suppliers

B. The CEO and organization managers

C. Shareholders

D. The government

6.Which of the following can be a useful clue about an

organizationâs culture?

A. The macroenvironment

B. The industrial environment

C. Information the media provides related to the

D. The way the organization’s employees dress and behave

7.The macroenvironment of an organization consists of

A. suppliers, customers, and the competition

B.established, as well as new business,entering the

C.the legal, political, economic, and social environment

D. inputs, goods, products, and services

8.A key benefit of managers having ready access to
information is the ability to

A. increase costs

B. gain inventory control

C. increase their span of internal control

D. gain a significant competitive edge

9.An example of a cooperative strategy is

A. coalition building

B. mergers

C. dual legal action

D. competitive action

10.Which statement best describes planning?

A.Working with people and resources with the aim of
accomplishing organizational goals

B.Bringing people into the organization for achieving
overall success

C. Monitoring performance of an organization

D.Making decisions related to the goals the

organization will pursue

11.Which of the following involves planning?

A. Analyzing current situations

B.Determining rewards for goal achievement

C. Implementing changes

D. Attracting people to the organization

12.Which best defines how planning is used to deliver
strategic value?

A. A one-time process that is adhered to for

the life of the organization to meet its


B.Analyzing past situations to decide what type of
activities the company will employ

C.A dynamic process that considers the changing set of
stakeholders’ needs when determining actions to achieve

organizational goals

D.A top-down approach, in which top executives establish
business plans and direct others to implement them


13.Which of the following focuses on the organizing
function of management?


Mobilizing employees based on specific job


Coordinating a company’s human and physical resources
needed to achieve goals


Identifying business functions and establishing reporting


Analyzing current situations and the environment to
determine objectives


14.Which of the following best describes a dynamic


Creating organizations that continually focus on the
internal processes to achieve goals


Building an organization by grouping jobs into work units
and allocating resources


Identifying business functions and mobilizing leaders


Being flexible and responsive towards customer needs and
the competitive environment


15.For todayâs managers, the organizing function requires
a higher focus on which of the following?

A. Establishing matrix reporting relationships

B.Creating flexible and responsive organizations

C.Specifying job responsibilities and grouping jobs into
cross-functional work units

D.Identifying business functions and allocating resources

16.The leading function for todayâs organizations necessitates

A. taking care to minimize risks

B. building a lean organization

C. coordinating organizational resources

D.involvement at all levels of the organization

17.As one of the key management functions, leading
focuses on a managerâs efforts to


mobilize people to contribute his or her ideas


build organizations that are flexible and adaptive

C. make sure goals are met

D.identify opportunities for sustainable advantage

18.A managerâs ability to stimulate people to be high
performers is referred to as

A. leading

B. organizing

C. planning

D. controlling

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19.Through careful monitoring of the financial budgets of
a firm, a manager can detect potential problems in reaching his or her financial
goals and take actions to reverse the problem. This is an example of which
management function?

A. Leading

B. Organizing

C. Planning

D. Controlling

20.An essential component of control includes which of



Monitoring performance and making necessary changes

B. Mobilizing employees

C. Assembling and coordinating resources

D. Building a dynamic organization

21.In order to make needed adjustments, which of the
following is required for the controlling function of management?

A. Outcomes are consistent with goals

B. Stimulating performance in employees

C. Flexible and adaptive in leadership style

D.Delivering strategic value to the Organization
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