Managing Change In Organizations - Mid-term Quiz

11 Questions | Total Attempts: 800

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Organization Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is a review of the week one-three reading assignments in Why Organizations Change Managing Organizational Change: a multiple perspectives approach, by Palmer, Dunford and Akin. This quiz is due by the start of the Week 4 class (December 5, 2013) This quiz is for use in this class only as it changes with each class facilitated by me.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Only external disruptions trigger change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Organizational development is a process that moves companies from a present to a desired future state with the goal of enhancing their effectiveness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following forces does not drive organizational change?
    • A. 

      All of the following are forces that drive organizational

    • B. 

      Demographic

    • C. 

      Social

    • D. 

      Globalization

    • E. 

      Economic

  • 4. 
    The three stages of the change life cycle are:
    • A. 

      Implementation, sustenance, and evaluation

    • B. 

      Innovation, implementation, and sustenance

    • C. 

      Innovation, preparation, and evaluation

    • D. 

      Preparation, implementation, and evaluation

    • E. 

      Preparation, implementation, and sustenance

  • 5. 
    What best describes changes in legal, political, economic and technological forces that change the dynamics of competitions within industries?
    • A. 

      Industry discontinuities-sharp

    • B. 

      Industry shifts

    • C. 

      Competition shifts

    • D. 

      Industry dynamic-changes

    • E. 

      External company dynamic-changes

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Supervisors and managers

    • B. 

      Human and non-human

    • C. 

      Transformational or charismatic leaders

    • D. 

      Internal or external

  • 7. 
    Learning organizations generally display this type of behaviors....
  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Motivating Change

    • B. 

      Evaluating the Change

    • C. 

      Sustaining Momentum

    • D. 

      Creating a Vision

    • E. 

      Managing the Transition

  • 9. 
    According to Kotter, education and communication is NOT part of the classic prescription on managing change. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    From a change and implementation perspective, what types of strategies are usually adopted as a response to environmental change and/or issues?
    • A. 

      Reactionary

    • B. 

      Positioning

    • C. 

      Corporate level

    • D. 

      Incorporation

    • E. 

      Integration

  • 11.