MGT 312 Week 5 Knowledge Check

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MGT 312 Week
5 Knowledge Check

 

Complete the Week 5 Knowledge Check

Week 5 Knowledge Check

The material presented
below is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all you need to know in the
content area. Rather it is a starting point for building your knowledge and
skills. Additional study materials are recommended in each area below to help you
master the material.

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Concepts


Mastery


Questions





Human
resources and the employment relationship


100%


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1
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2
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3




Types of
organizational structures


100%


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4
·        
5
·        
6




How different
organizational structures influence organizational culture


100%


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7
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8
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9




Concept: Human resources
and the employment relationship




Mastery


100%


Questions


·        
1
·        
2
·        
3




Materials on the concept


  • Human Resources and the Employment Relationship





1.

What organizational structure is
a firm most likely to adopt when it has a large pool of experts in specific job
roles?

·        
A.

A
rigid structure

·        
B.

A
centralized structure

·        
C.

A
supervised structure

·        
D.

A flexible structure





2.

Identify a situation in
which an organization is most likely to adopt a structure that allows its
employees freedom in decision making.

·        
A.

When
the employees are dispensable to an organization

·        
B.

When
the employees are young and are yet to gain experience

·        
C.

When the organization's
relationship with its employees is lengthy and agreeable

·        
D.



3.

Lila is a neurosurgeon at the
Haletrust hospital. She makes all her own decisions, without having to consult
her superiors. This is because she is an expert in her field and is an employee
the hospital cannot afford to lose. In addition, the hospital knows that Lila
needs her autonomy and independence in decision making. In this context, what
organizational structure would suit Lila best?

·        
A.

A
flexible structure

·        
B.

A fixed structure

·        
C.

A
controlled structure

·        
D.

A
formal structure



Concept: Types of
organizational structures




Mastery


100%


Questions


·        
4
·        
5
·        
6




Materials on the concept


  • Functional Structure

  • Geographic Structure

  • Divisional Structures: Product, Market, and Geographic





4.

Identify an advantage of
implementing a single functional structure in an organization.

·        
A.

It
makes it easier to supervise employee performance and reward good performance.

·        
B.

It
makes it easier to control activities when the organization diversifies its
product lines and markets.

·        
C.

It
makes it easier to cater to the demands of a wide range of international
customers.

·        
D.

It
makes it easier to service the requirements of different types of customer groups.





5.

What is the organizational
structure exclusively based on the locational differences of an organization's
operations known as?

·        
A.

Product
structure

·        
B.

Geographic
structure

·        
C.

Market
structure

·        
D.

Customer
structure





6.

Mechalium Inc. is a company that
is structured according to the locations of its units: in the eastern, central,
and western regions of Cetria. Zoemetra Corp., a competitor in terms of its
size, product lines, and markets is structured according to the goods and services
it offers. It has one branch, located in the northern region of Cetria. From
the following statements, identify a statement that holds true in this case.

 

·        
A.

Mechalium has a geographic
structure, while Zoemetra has a product structure.

·        
B.

Both
companies are structured geographically.

·        
C.

Mechalium
has a product structure, while Zoemetra has a geographic structure.

·        
D.

Both
companies are structured according to product.



Concept: How different
organizational structures influence organizational culture




Mastery


100%


Questions


·        
7
·        
8
·        
9




Materials on the concept


  • Organizational Structure





7.

Identify an organizational
structure that leads to an organization's culture being high on originality and
adaptability.

·        
A.

Tall
structure

·        
B.

Organic
structure

·        
C.

Mechanistic
structure

·        
D.

Centralized
structure





8.

Javier works at an advertising
agency where employees are encouraged to be innovative and free. The company's
employees mostly work in parallel teams that are equally involved in decision
making. On the contrary, Anna works at an investment bank where all decisions
are officially made, following rigid norms of the organization's hierarchy. The
only form of communication between all employees is formal and through official
channels. In this context, which statement among the following is true?

·        
A.

Anna
works in an organization that has a decentralized structure.

·        
B.

Anna works in an organization
that reinforces the cultural norms of individuality and personal authority.

·        
C.

Javier works in an organization
that is highly centralized.

·        
D.

Javier works in an organization
that encourages an informal organizational culture.





9.

What statement accurately brings
out the relationship between an organization's structure and its culture?

·        
A.

An
organization with a centralized structure creates cultural values that promote
employees' uniqueness and insightfulness.

·        
B.

An
organization with a decentralized structure creates cultural values that
promote employees' conformity.

·        
C.

An organization with a
centralized structure creates cultural values that reinforce employees'
compliance and deference.

·        
D.

An
organization with a decentralized structure creates cultural values that weaken
employees' ersonal authority.



 
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