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Organizational Structure and Design: Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How can centralized authority be a disadvantage?

Question 2 2. How does increased specialization impact workers?

Question 3 3. How does organizational strategy affect organizational structure?

Question 4 4. Robert works in a large informational technology company that uses a matrix structure. Joanna is his manager in the programming department. Tristan leads the project that Robert is currently working on. Robert reports to which of these individuals?

Question 5 5. Which statement below is true regarding work specialization in large and small organizations?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. What can organizational managers do to attempt to avoid the Decline Stage of the organizational life cycle?

Question 8 8. What is the degree of routineness?

Question 9 9. What is the main point of focus for all members of an organization with a lean structure?

Question 10 10. Sales and marketing, finance and accounting, customer service, and human resources are a few examples of groupings within which organizational design type?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is a reason why an organization might consider a plan to downsize?

Question 12 12. All of the following are traits of the simple organizational design structure, EXCEPT:

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. Of the six elements of organizational structure, how many can be shown to be consistently tied to employee performance and behavior?

Question 15 15. The Droopy Dog, a small motel, and Silver Spike, a huge resort, both increased the number of their employees in the last year by 30%. Which statement MOST likely describes how the change in size affected these organizations?

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Question 16 16. What type of boundary acts as a barrier between members of the same organization who are physically separated?

Question 17 17. Why is it NOT likely for an E-business enhanced company to provide live face-to-face consultations regarding its products?

Question 18 18. Why did Max Weber believe that informal organizations and family businesses would be potentially unsuccessful?

Question 19 19. Which type of organizational structure is seen in the organizational chart or hierarchy?

Question 20 20. Choose the answer that best describes how the size of an organization affects the structure of the organization.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is TRUE about a value stream?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Why does an organic structure work best for an innovation strategy?

Question 24 24. How is decision-making impacted when individuals work for a large organization?

Question 25 25. The structure of an organization can impact the organization's members in which of the following ways?

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Question 26 26. All of the following are strategies managers should use when faced with the challenge of downsizing, EXCEPT _____.

Question 27 27. When is process technology used?

Question 28 28. Which of the following BEST describes the role of the Internet for E-business enhanced companies?

Question 29 29. According to Max Weber, how should consistency and accountability be maintained in a bureaucratic structure?

Question 30 30. What is one potential outcome for an organization utilizing work specialization?

Organizational Structure and Design: Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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