LDR 531 Week 6 Quiz

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LDR 531 Week 6
Quiz


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WEEK 6 QUIZ

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1

In convergent periods, the role of
executive management is to

o   

develop new strategies for the problems
at hand

o   

reemphasize the mission and core values

o   

challenge middle managers to reinvent
their departments

o   

shift middle managers to promote new
views

·        
2

A primary goal of politics in the
workplace is to

o   

exclude undesirable peers

o   

form alliances

o   

secure limited resources

o   

promote organizational goals

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3

The validity of a strategy for
organizational change lies in its

o   

simplicity

o   

speed of implementation

o   

adaptability

o   

clarity of vision

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4

Organizational momentum relates to

o   

the rate of change to make improvements

o   

growth in sales, profits, and so forth

o   

patterns of behavior, norms, and values

o   

willingness to move beyond incremental
change

·        
5

An influence tactic that relies on rank
and enforcement of group goals is

o   

personal appeals

o   

coalitions

o   

legitimacy

o   

pressure

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6

Buck passing and scapegoating when
politics is seen as a threat are forms of

o   

aggression

o   

suppression

o   

offensive behaviors

o   

defensive behaviors

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7

The formulation and implementation of a
strategy

o   

are separate and sequential processes

o   

follow strict, unalterable guidelines

o   

are ongoing events within an organization

o   

must be completely defined before action
is taken

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8

A person likely to participate in
political behavior

o   

is insensitive to social cues

o   

is a social nonconformist

o   

believes he or she has little influence

o   

has a desire for power

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9

Organizational change relies on a balance
of change and 

o   

strategy

o   

continuity

o   

planning

o   

vision

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10

Impression management sends _____ messages
that may be _____ under other circumstances.

o   

convincing, unconvincing

o   

ethical, unethical

o   

true, false

o   

false, true

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11

Transformational change in an organization

o   

is best delivered by a top-down plan

o   

is always necessary to some degree

o   

is best delivered by a bottom-up plan

o   

has no defined formula

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12

Surveys of seasoned managers reveal they
believe politics in the workplace is

o   

part of some job requirements 

o   

a major part of organizational life

o   

ineffective

o   

always unethical

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13

Central to managing a successful
organizational strategy implementation are/is 

o   

tracking progress

o   

competitive teams

o   

coalition management

o   

formal models of implementation

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14

To keep a strategy in focus, effective managers
employ­

o   

central themes

o   

rigid implementation

o   

piecemeal implementation

o   

simple goals

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15

Hard power tactics best influence those
with which following characteristic?

o   

Action oriented

o   

Intrinsically motivated

o   

High self-esteem

o   

Reflective orientation

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16

Politicking is less likely in
organizations that have

o   

democratic decision making

o   

high role ambiguity

o   

adeclining resources

o   

clear performance appraisal systems

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17

With downward influence, power tactics
preferred by U.S. managers include

o   

personal appeals

o   

coalitions

o   

inspirational appeals

o   

influence

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18

Political behavior in the workplace

o   

attempts to influence decision making

o   

works only in an upward or lateral
influence direction

o   

is unlikely in a well-run organization

o   

works only in a lateral influence
direction

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19

Periods of convergence are those in which
an organization

o   

is in turmoil

o   

must downsize to conserve resources

o   

seeks to improve its situation with
relatively minor changes

o   

employs new strategies to advance the
organization

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20

During organizational change,
employee–management interfaces such as workshops and retreats

o   

initiate

o   

help employees overcome downsizing
issues

o   

distract the participants from the real
issues

o   

solve communication problems relatively
short-term periods of high-energy action
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