Management By Exception: Definition and Limitations


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When does a manager intervene when using management by exception?

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1. Which of the following is a primary tool in management by exception?

2. In management by exception, what is the technical name for a situation where there is a difference between an expected result and an actual result?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining when a manager needs to respond in his or her business, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the features of management by exception. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding when a manager intervenes using management by exception as well as knowing the primary tools used in management by exception.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • When a manager intervenes in this style
  • Primary tools used in management by exception
  • Advantages of this style of management
  • Disadvantages of managing by exception

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding when a manager intervenes in this style and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the primary tools used in management by exception
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related management by exception lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about what can pique a manager's interest, review the corresponding lesson Management by Exception: Definition and Limitations. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the management by exception principle is
  • Describe when a manager would get involved adopting this approach
  • Identify how the difference is determined between actual results and planned results
  • Explain what some of the disadvantages might involve with this style of business management
  • Appreciate the benefits of using management by exception in the workplace