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Organization in Business Management Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a characteristic of a mechanistic structure?

Question 2 2. A state university has a system where most of the decisions are made by the top level of management and the subordinates are not supposed to question them. There are no complex decision-making processes that involve multiple parties and most of the communication goes from the bottom toward the top. Why is this NOT a common mechanistic structure?

Question 3 3. Why is it impossible to institute standardized processes and procedures in an organic structure?

Question 4 4. Why is having a suitable organizational structure important for the company?

Question 5 5. Why is the mechanistic structure often referred to as a bureaucratic structure?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is synonymous with work specialization?

Question 7 7. What is one potential outcome for an organization utilizing work specialization?

Question 8 8. _____ refers to an organization's practice of assigning individual tasks into separate jobs.

Question 9 9. Fred has chosen to implement work specialization at his expanding recycling company. What could he do to prevent a negative outcome?

Question 10 10. Which of the following businesses would BEST benefit from work specialization?

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Question 11 11. Why does an organic structure work best for an innovation strategy?

Question 12 12. A small business sells computers directly to customers. It does not incorporate excessive innovation and spends little on advertising. The environment at the company is very informal and could best be described as organic. Why is this NOT a common cost minimization strategy?

Question 13 13. How does a mechanistic structure differ from an organic structure?

Question 14 14. An IT company focuses on copying and mass-producing computer hardware that is similar to successful devices developed by companies that follow an innovation strategy. Which of the following structures would best suit the IT company's strategy?

Question 15 15. How does organizational strategy affect organizational structure?

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Question 16 16. Of the six elements of organizational structure, how many can be shown to be consistently tied to employee performance and behavior?

Question 17 17. Which statement captures the downside to a high level of work specialization?

Question 18 18. The structure of an organization can impact the organization's members in which of the following ways?

Question 19 19. Why should you NOT generalize when linking elements of organizational structure to employee performance and satisfaction?

Question 20 20. Which statement is NOT true regarding centralization in organizational structure?

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Question 21 21. Why is structure so important to an organization?

Question 22 22. Marcy gets orders to work on clients from her supervisor. When her supervisor is away and an important decision needs to be made, Marcy is authorized to make it. Marcy works _____.

Question 23 23. How are orders transmitted in a centralized organization?

Question 24 24. How can centralized authority be a disadvantage?

Question 25 25. Span of Control is:

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Question 26 26. In a centralized organization, policies and procedures are usually _____.

Organization in Business Management Chapter Exam Instructions

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