LDR 531 Week 5 Quiz

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LDR 531 Week 5
Quiz


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WEEK 5 QUIZ

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Your answers :
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1

It is easiest for management to deal with
resistance when it is

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overt

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deferred

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implicit

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passive

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2

Which of the following is least likely
to realize a competitive advantage for an organization?

o   

Superior skills

o   

Superior position

o   

Superior resources

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Superior strategy

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3

Which of the following actions can
extinguish risk taking and innovation? 

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Encouraging experimentation

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Using organic organizational structures

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Long tenure in management

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Rewarding for the absence of failures
rather than for the presence of success

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4

Sometimes, businesses find it necessary to
reconceive their core business. Which of the following would be the least
effective strategy for doing so? 

o   

Business recombination

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Core relocation

o   

Business customization

o   

Business redefinition

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5

Which of the following statements is true
regarding innovation?

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Interunit communication is low in
innovative organizations.

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Innovative organizations reward both
successes and failures.

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Organic structures negatively influence
innovation.

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Innovation is nurtured when there is an
abundance of resources.

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6

Which of the following is least likely to
lend to a simple organizational structure?

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Little departmentalization

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Centralized authority

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Formalized rules and regulations

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Wide span of control

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7

The deemphasizing of hierarchical
authority and control in organizational development is referred to as

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power equalization

o   

trust and support

o   

vertical blending

o   

horizontal integration

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8

Confusion in who reports to whom is a
weakness of which one of the following organizational structures? 

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Boundaryless

o   

Virtual

o   

Matrix

o   

Bureaucracy

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9

Idea champions display characteristics
associated with _________ leadership. 

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narcissistic

o   

autocratic

o   

laissez-faire

o   

transformational

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10

Which of the following resistances to
change is implicit?

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Resignation

o   

Strike

o   

Complaint

o   

Increased error

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11

Culture is most likely to be a liability
when 

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the organization scores low on the
degree of formalization

o   

the organization is highly centralized

o   

the organization’s management is highly
efficient

o   

the organization’s environment is
dynamic

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12

Decision making within which one of the
following organizational structures follows a strict chain of command?

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Virtual

o   

Matrix

o   

Bureaucracy

o   

Boundaryless

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13

________ is a collection of change methods
that seek to improve organizational effectiveness and employee
well-being. 

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Organizational development

o   

Organizational polarization

o   

Operant conditioning

o   

Organizational restructuring

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14

A(n) ________ organization is an
organization that takes on a life of its own, apart from its founders and
members, and is valued for itself and not for the goods or services it
produces.  

o   

matrix

o   

virtual

o   

institutionalized

o   

centralized

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15

________ are persons who act as catalysts
and assume the responsibility for managing refinement activities. 

o   

Whistle-blowers

o   

Free riders

o   

Change agents

o   

Laggards

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16

Which of the following is the first step
in Kotter’s eight-step plan for implementing change?

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Plan for, create, and reward short-term
“wins” that move the organization toward the new vision.

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Form a coalition with enough power to
lead change.

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Create a new vision to direct the change
and strategies for achieving the vision.

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Establish a sense of urgency by creating
a compelling reason for why change is needed.

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17

The focus of a single segmentation within
a scope strategy is known as a _______ strategy.

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niche

o   

segmentation

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unsegmentation

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customizing

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18

Which of the following is the last step in
Kotter’s eight-step plan for implementing change?

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Consolidate improvements, reassess
changes, and make necessary adjustments in the new programs.

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Communicate the vision throughout the
organization.

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Establish a sense of urgency by creating
a compelling reason for why change is needed.

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Reinforce the changes by demonstrating the
relationship between new behaviors and organizational success.

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19

Which of the following factors is least
likely to have an impact on organizational structure?

o   

Technology

o   

Strategy

o   

Location

o   

Size

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20

Which of the following is an example of an
individual source of resistance to change?  

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Structural inertia

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Fear of the unknown

o   

Product orientation

o   

Employee orientation

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21

Which of the following is typically a
characteristic of the mechanistic model of organization?

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Rigid departmentalization

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Low formalization

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Wide span of controls

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Decentralized management

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22

Which of the following statements is true
regarding the functions of culture in an organization?

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It conveys a sense of identity for
organization members.

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It hinders the generation of commitment
to something larger than individual self-interest among employees.

o   

It does not affect employees’ attitudes
and behavior.

o   

It reduces the stability of the
organizational system.

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23

A(n) __________ strategy emphasizes the
introduction of major new products and services.

o   

mechanistic

o   

cost-minimization

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innovation

o   

organic

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24

Strategy of differentiation consists of
which of the following?

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Sourcing strategies, processing
strategies, delivering strategies

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Upstream business strategy, midstream
business strategy, downstream business strategy

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Price, support, design

o   

Cost leadership, differentiation, cost
focus

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25

Entering into various types of business
ventures outside of the realm of an organization’s usual type of business is an
example of a ________ strategy. 

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diversification

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undifferentiating

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customizing

o   

chain integration

 
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