Organizational Structure and Design: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is TRUE about a value stream?

Question 2 2. How does a mechanistic structure differ from an organic structure?

Question 3 3. How might new organizational design strategies negatively affect an organization's culture?

Question 4 4. How does having a top-level executive impact divisional structures?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements best describes the relationship between organizational structure and organizational design?

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Question 6 6. Why is organizational structure relevant to an organization?

Question 7 7. If a company has managers with large spans of control, it is likely there are _____.

Question 8 8. An organization reaches a size that fits its environment and no longer needs to grow at the beginning of which stage of the organizational life cycle?

Question 9 9. Which type of boundary impedes communication and interaction between organizational members who operate at different levels within an organization?

Question 10 10. Why did Max Weber believe that informal organizations and family businesses would be potentially unsuccessful?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Which statements are true regarding the organizational life cycle?

Question 13 13. What is one potential outcome for an organization utilizing work specialization?

Question 14 14. Which statement best describes how organizations should utilize technology?

Question 15 15. Which of the following differences between lean organizations and traditional organizations is FALSE?

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Question 16 16. Rachel works for an organization that has become stagnant and is falling behind its competition since it is no longer incorporating customer feedback. This is a negative consequence of which of the following types of boundaries?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is a method to reduce or eliminate horizontal boundaries within an organization?

Question 18 18. Why is a divisional design structure used?

Question 19 19. Of the six elements of organizational structure, how many can be shown to be consistently tied to employee performance and behavior?

Question 20 20. Why are functional structures used by an organization?

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Question 21 21. Why should you NOT generalize when linking elements of organizational structure to employee performance and satisfaction?

Question 22 22. Which type of organizational structure is focused on the employees, their relationships, and the unofficial power inherent within those relationships?

Question 23 23. What is the main point of focus for all members of an organization with a lean structure?

Question 24 24. Mass technology and process technology have a high degree of routineness inherent in their technologies. Why are they served best by different types of structures?

Question 25 25. How is the level of a company's involvement in E-business determined?

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Question 26 26. Due to a consistent decline in profits, Joe has been tasked by his supervisor to develop a plan for downsizing a specific area of the company. To be most effective, Joe's plan should include all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

Question 27 27. Why is the team organizational structure utilized?

Question 28 28. All of the following are strategies managers should use when faced with the challenge of downsizing, EXCEPT _____.

Question 29 29. What is the degree of routineness?

Question 30 30. Regarding the effects of organizational downsizing, which of the following statements is true?

Organizational Structure and Design: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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