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Organizational Culture: Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The sales force at Grandma's Apple Pies belongs to a subculture based on the shared experience of not working in the office every day and traveling to make sales calls. This is a subculture that formed due to which area of differentiation?

Question 2 2. The culture at Speedy Cellphone Assembly Division places a high value on continually improving assembly efficiency. The employee with the best idea each month for improving assembly methods receives a free lunch with a gift card. This is an example of which function of organizational culture?

Question 3 3. Employees are told on their first day on the job that being late for work is never acceptable. Tardy employees are typically reprimanded and warned in the presence of other employees. This is an example of which function of organizational culture ?

Question 4 4. Members of organizations seek workplace spirituality in what three areas?

Question 5 5. The football coach for the Bay Area Bears opens every new season by stressing to the team that the Bears are known as 'The hardest working team in the league'. Which function of organizational culture does this relate to?

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Question 6 6. Ebenezer Inn and Cosmos Hotel were competing for the same employees. They offered the same wages, but the Cosmos Hotel supported positive employee relationships. More employees chose to work for the Cosmos Hotel. Why did this occur?

Question 7 7. Tina's Tarts has a strong organizational culture that values attention to detail. How does the president of Tina's Tarts communicate the importance of meeting her high standards to members of her organization?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements are true about an employee who works in a weak cultural environment?

Question 9 9. Bob is a pie baker at Grandma's Apple Pies. He has been baking pies longer than anyone else in the organization. Which of the following statements is most likely true?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is FALSE regarding a diverse workforce?

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Question 11 11. A Subculture typically forms around which area of differentiation?

Question 12 12. How does the selection process help to maintain the culture of an organization?

Question 13 13. A culture that is rule-oriented and bureaucratic in nature is likely to place a high value on which of the characteristics of organizational culture?

Question 14 14. How is culture sustained in an organization?

Question 15 15. The method that adapts new employees to the culture of an organization is known as:

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Question 16 16. What is true about the relationship between organizational culture and organizational climate?

Question 17 17. What option would be available to a candidate who finds a conflict between their values and the core values of an organization during the selection process?

Question 18 18. Elaine is hired by a telemarketing company to sell burial plots over the phone. The culture of the organization places a high value on achievement orientation. How would Elaine's manager reinforce this with her?

Question 19 19. Tammy is employed at a beverage company and is free to develop new flavors and concepts for sodas targeted towards teenagers. If one of her new drinks flops in a test market, she is not chastised for her efforts and is encouraged to go back to the drawing board to develop a new beverage. Her organization places a high value on _____.

Question 20 20. When hiring new people, organizations use a selection process to determine which two things?

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Question 21 21. As CEO, you expect to create an ethical workplace in your start-up organization. Which of the following strategies is counterproductive to establishing an ethical culture?

Question 22 22. Which of the following are traits that would be MOST expected in a company culture that encourages ethical behavior?

Question 23 23. Which of these best represents a goal-oriented climate?

Question 24 24. How does culture impact members of an organization?

Question 25 25. The culture of an organization creates distinctions between that organization and other organizations. This relates to which of the functions of organizational culture?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements are false regarding strong vs. weak organizational cultures?

Question 27 27. Thomas is the CEO of a large sports equipment company that has been in the business for over thirty years. The employees of the company feel like they are all family and consider themselves fortunate to be part of the company's longstanding culture. Thomas is unsure of how well the company will fare as they work to keep up with sudden rapid changes in the sports equipment sector. What three things in this scenario point toward a barrier that Thomas might encounter as he guides the company toward change?

Question 28 28. How can the culture of an organization act as a barrier to an acquisition or merger with another organization?

Question 29 29. Why is it important for a company to adhere to a culture of spirituality?

Question 30 30. Grandma's Apple Pies has recently hired a new Vice President of Finance. She has over 30 years of experience in the finance industry, but has only been at Grandma's Apple Pies for two weeks. Which subcultures is she likely to be a member of?

Organizational Culture: Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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