Organizing in Business Management: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. 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 3 3. Which of the following statements best describes the relationship between organizational structure and organizational design?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Why is a divisional design structure used?

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Question 6 6. Sales and marketing, finance and accounting, customer service, and human resources are a few examples of groupings within which organizational design type?

Question 7 7. Which of these is completed as part of the organizing function?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Marisol is using an organizing process in her business. How will the final outcome of this process address Marisol's position as the boss of the company?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of a network organizational design structure?

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Question 11 11. Fred has chosen to implement work specialization at his expanding recycling company. What could he do to prevent a negative outcome?

Question 12 12. Which of these is necessary to be in place before the organizing function can be carried out?

Question 13 13. Which of the following businesses would BEST benefit from work specialization?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is synonymous with work specialization?

Question 15 15. How can centralized authority be a disadvantage?

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Question 16 16. What is one potential outcome for an organization utilizing work specialization?

Question 17 17. Which type of organizational structure is focused on the employees, their relationships, and the unofficial power inherent within those relationships?

Question 18 18. Which term describes informal conversations between organizational members that are NOT officially sanctioned?

Question 19 19. Why is the team organizational structure utilized?

Question 20 20. How is decision-making impacted when individuals work for a large organization?

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Question 21 21. In a centralized organization, policies and procedures are usually _____.

Question 22 22. Which type of organizational structure is seen in the organizational chart or hierarchy?

Question 23 23. Which managerial function is used by a manager to determine how they will distribute resources and organize employees according to a plan?

Question 24 24. All of the following are traits of the simple organizational design structure, EXCEPT:

Question 25 25. In which of these organizational structures are functional areas highly integrated and dependent on each other?

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Question 26 26. Which of these organizational structures awards power and authority to lower-leveled employees?

Question 27 27. _____ refers to an organization's practice of assigning individual tasks into separate jobs.

Question 28 28. What does the organizational matrix structure focus on?

Question 29 29. Span of Control is:

Question 30 30. If a company had primarily a formal organization with very little informal organizational structure, how would this be bad?

Organizing in Business Management: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

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