Legitimate and Illegitimate Political Behavior in Organizations - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of these is the term for activities where a person goes after a goal or something they want that is focused on their particular interests?

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1. The purchasing manager is seeking additional business from a supplier. He knows the owner of the supply company is a big baseball fan, so he offers to take him to a game next week so they can get better acquainted. This is not technically against the rules for his company. The purchasing manager is practicing _____.

2. A bank representative has had no luck in getting business from a car dealership using acceptable means. He now offers the dealership credit manager a $100 kickback for every credit application he sends to the bank. The bank representative is practicing _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet pair will ask you questions about concepts from the lesson, with a focus on vocabulary terms related to political behavior in organizations. Other topics covered by the quiz include motivations behind using illegitimate politics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Show what you know about the following by correctly answering the quiz questions:

  • The definitions of legitimate politics, illegitimate politics and politics
  • Reason(s) to switch from legitimate to illegitimate politics
  • Facts about politics in the workplace

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main vocabulary words related to political behavior
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the characteristics of political behavior in organizations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what constitutes illegitimate politics and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Continue your studies by reviewing the corresponding lesson called Legitimate and Illegitimate Political Behavior in Organizations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how politics apply to the business world
  • Review the two types of political behavior in business
  • Examine the causes and consequences of these types of behavior