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Types of Organizational Structures Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Tim is the CEO of a large company that functions as a hybrid of both the divisional and the functional structure. Which of the following BEST describes such a structure?

Question 2 2. Jim is the CEO of a large manufacturing company. Tina is one of his marketing associates. While Jim's key motivation is the growth of the company, Tina views her job as a way of paying her bills, and her motivation has nothing to do with the company. Which issue does this BEST illustrate?

Question 3 3. Anna is trying to increase the value of the product her customer receives, while reducing the amount of waste in the production process. What is this called?

Question 4 4. Tom wants to improve his company by including a lean organizational structure. Which of the following does this MOST likely mean?

Question 5 5. Mina is the head of marketing, while Tim is an intern in the marketing department. Tim reports to Mina, while both of them report to the CEO. Which of the following is shown in this scenario?

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Question 6 6. Which author first called rules and procedures as the basis of authority and direction 'rational-legal authority'?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is BEST suited for a large company?

Question 8 8. Katherine's company has a very high level of predetermined requirements for each job posting. Many workers believe that large aspects of their work are determined by numerous rules and regulations. What aspect is this MOST focused on?

Question 9 9. Which of the following structures makes it easier to pinpoint problems?

Question 10 10. Which of the following BEST describes the structure of General Motors?

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Question 11 11. Jacky is a senior vice-president responsible for Thomson Incorporated's sales in Europe. She has a large degree of autonomy. What kind of structure does this company MOST likely have?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a trait of simple organizational design?

Question 13 13. Joe works for a large IT company. He and his co-workers are currently in charge of solving problems and exploring the possibilities of a product that is in beta testing. What is this an example of?

Question 14 14. Robert and his sons own a large manufacturing company. They have recently outsourced part of their manufacturing to Mexico, while most of their research and development remained within the US. This is an example of _____ organization.

Question 15 15. Which of the following companies is focused on innovation as a strategy?

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Question 16 16. Fred owns a company that uses both an organic and mechanistic structure. Which strategy do they MOST likely use?

Question 17 17. Why can a functional structure lead to competition between various departments?

Question 18 18. Huan's company is growing larger in size, and he is wondering whether a functional structure is still the best form of organization for his IT company. Which of the following BEST describes his options?

Question 19 19. Jim works in a company that is often troubled because employees are confused about what their priorities should be. Which of the following structures is MOST likely to cause this scenario?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is correct regarding a matrix organizational structure?

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Question 21 21. Why can a flat organizational structure be beneficial?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is the span of control of the chief executive officer?

Question 23 23. James is the owner of a large manufacturing company. He wants to cut down on the number of employees he has and labor costs without outsourcing. Which of the following would be the MOST effective legal alternative?

Question 24 24. Trevor works in an organization where managers, workers, and administrative staff all work together in one large office. They try to remove any barriers to innovation and discussion amongst their employees. Which of the following BEST describes their organization?

Question 25 25. Greg and his team want to remove a geographical obstacle to their company. Which of the following would be MOST effective?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following companies would be BEST suited for a flat organizational structure?

Question 27 27. Tamara is the head of a large R&D department for computers. The company also produces laptops, cell phones, and other IT devices. What form of organizational structure would it BEST benefit from?

Question 28 28. How does a lean organization create a customer value stream?

Question 29 29. Keith reports information to the CEO on a regular basis. He is also in charge of making key decisions on the strategic and tactical level in a bureaucratic company. Which of the following is MOST likely his job title?

Question 30 30. Helen leads a company that is constantly evaluating and reevaluating their tasks and employee groupings. Why are they doing so?

Types of Organizational Structures Chapter Exam Instructions

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