Chester Barnard: Informal Organizations and Acceptance Theory


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Effective organizations, according to Barnard, are those that _____.

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1. According to the acceptance theory, managers have authority when _____

2. Marge, a manager, makes it a point to join in with the informal group's lunchtime conversation at least once per week. She lets them know they are valued and doing important work. Why is it important that Marge do this ?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chester Barnard's theories were based on the need for organizations to be efficient. In this quiz, you'll be asked to understand Barnard's thoughts on efficiency and recall multiple terms relating to Barnard covered in the corresponding lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz assesses your ability to:

  • Recognize Barnard's definition of effective organizations
  • Recognize Barnard's definition of efficiency
  • Define acceptance theory and formal organizations
  • Understand what makes up informal organizations

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related business lesson
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define phrases such as acceptance theory and formal organizations
  • Information recall - remember knowledge you've learned about Chester Barnard's theories

Additional Learning

In the lesson titled Chester Barnard: Informal Organizations and Acceptance Theory, you'll find the following objectives:

  • Understand the definition of acceptance theory to authority
  • Explain formal and informal organizations
  • Explain and demonstrate informal groups