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Organizational Structure & Design Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How does having a top-level executive impact divisional structures?

Question 2 2. Patricia works for a company that manufacturers DVD players. The company is experiencing a decrease in profits since most consumers who were interested in purchasing a DVD player have already done so. Patricia's company is in which of the following stages of the organizational life cycle?

Question 3 3. 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?

Question 4 4. Choose the answer below that best characterizes departmentalization in large or small organizations.

Question 5 5. Why did Jack Welch want to restructure his multibillion dollar organization to operate similarly to a family grocery store?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is TRUE about a value stream?

Question 7 7. How does a mechanistic structure differ from an organic structure?

Question 8 8. Which of the following BEST describes the role of the Internet for E-business enhanced companies?

Question 9 9. Why does an organic structure work best for an innovation strategy?

Question 10 10. Which type of organizational structure is seen in the organizational chart or hierarchy?

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Question 11 11. Why is a divisional design structure used?

Question 12 12. Why are functional structures used by an organization?

Question 13 13. Which of these organizational structures is used in organizations that face unstable and dynamic environments and need to quickly adapt to change?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements about organizational structures is FALSE?

Question 15 15. Which of these organizational structures awards power and authority to lower-leveled employees?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. 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 18 18. How is decision-making impacted when individuals work for a large organization?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of a network organizational design structure?

Question 20 20. How is the level of a company's involvement in E-business determined?

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Question 21 21. Which of these organizational structures is based on a formal, centralized network and is best suited for companies that operate in a stable and certain environment?

Question 22 22. Referring to organizational design, the acronym PARC stands for:

Question 23 23. How does organizational strategy affect organizational structure?

Question 24 24. Don works for a major healthcare system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Recently a patient was admitted for treatment who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after returning from a trip to West Africa. Don's hospital is now in the process of training all of its staff on the proper procedures for donning personal protective equipment and notifying the proper government agencies when treating these types of patients. This is an example of a change to organizational design due to _____.

Question 25 25. Which term describes informal conversations between organizational members that are NOT officially sanctioned?

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Question 26 26. Which term is characterized by personal relationships, communities of shared interest, and social networks that arise as employees associate with one another in a workplace setting?

Question 27 27. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires the chief executive officer and the chief financial officer be responsible for the reporting of financial statements. How would this affect the organizational design of a company?

Question 28 28. An organization that is E-business enabled could be defined as a company that _____.

Question 29 29. What type of organizational design has minimal job specialization, few layers of management, decentralized decision-making and not much direct supervision?

Question 30 30. In which of these organizational structures are functional areas highly integrated and dependent on each other?

Organizational Structure & Design Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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