Organization Behaviour- Bi 2012

90 Questions | Total Attempts: 49

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Organization Behaviour- Bi 2012

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The selection process helps sustain the organization’s culture by _____.             
    • A. 

      Establishing and enforcing norms

    • B. 

      Ensuring that candidates fit well within the organization

    • C. 

      Socializing the applicant

    • D. 

      Identifying individuals who have the skills to perform certain jobs

    • E. 

      Rewarding conformity

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following statements about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory is not true?
    • A. 

      The five levels of needs are arranged in hierarchical order.

    • B. 

      Physiological needs are the lowest level.

    • C. 

      The lower order need must be fully satisfied before the next higher need becomes potent.

    • D. 

      The need hierarchy concept has not been well supported by research.

  • 3. 
    Employee attitudes and behavior change during the _____ stage of socialization.  
    • A. 

      Establishment

    • B. 

      Transformation

    • C. 

      Encounter

    • D. 

      Metamorphosis

    • E. 

      Cocoon

  • 4. 
    New employees are usually comfortable with their organizations by the end of the _____ stage of socialization.          
    • A. 

      Encounter

    • B. 

      Exploration

    • C. 

      Establishment

    • D. 

      Metamorphosis

    • E. 

      Adaptation

  • 5. 
    In Maslow's Hierarchy of needs, the individual's sence of belonging and love is classified in which of the following needs? Select correct option:
    • A. 

      Sef-Actualization Needs

    • B. 

      Esteem Needs

    • C. 

      Safety Needs

    • D. 

      Social Needs

  • 6. 
     The key component underlying bureaucracies is _____.     
    • A. 

      Flexibility

    • B. 

      Standardization

    • C. 

      Dual lines of authority

    • D. 

      Wide span of control

  • 7. 
    The process through which employees are adapted to an organization’s culture is called _____.          
    • A. 

      Personalization

    • B. 

      Mentoring

    • C. 

      Socialization

    • D. 

      Institutionalization

    • E. 

      Intimidation

  • 8. 
      The ____ violates the unity-of-command concept.  
    • A. 

      Simple structure

    • B. 

      Bureaucracy

    • C. 

      Matrix structure

    • D. 

      Virtual organization

  • 9. 
    The ultimate source of an organization’s culture is _____.            
    • A. 

      Top management

    • B. 

      The environment

    • C. 

      The country in which the organization operates

    • D. 

      The organization’s founders

    • E. 

      The belief systems of it employees

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is the most productive stage in group development? Select correct option:
    • A. 

      Producing

    • B. 

      Increasing

    • C. 

      Maturity

    • D. 

      Performing

  • 11. 
    E-Organizations rely MORE on: Select correct option:
    • A. 

      Team Decision Making

    • B. 

      Individual Decision Making

    • C. 

      Virtual-Team Decision Making

    • D. 

      Group Decision Making

  • 12. 
    The topic of motivation in OB has been most influenced by which behavioral science discipline?
    • A. 

      Psychology

    • B. 

      Sociology

    • C. 

      Political science

    • D. 

      Corporate strategy

  • 13. 
    Suppose that you are a Human Resource Manager for Prentice Corporation who is in charge of developing a training program for managers coming to the United States from your Prentice subsidiaries around the world.  You have decided to use the Hofstede Framework for discussing cultural differences that they might expect to find.  Use your knowledge of the work of Hofstede to answer the following questions. Your Indonesian managers will need to be especially aware of the difference that exists between their country and the United States in the degree of _____ of the two cultures.
    • A. 

      Quantity of life vs. quality of life

    • B. 

      Individualism

    • C. 

      Quantity of life vs. quality of life b. individualism power distance

    • D. 

      Uncertainty avoidance

  • 14. 
    Which of the following generalizations about organizational structures and employee performance and satisfaction is MOST true?
    • A. 

      There is fairly strong evidence linking decentralization and job satisfaction.

    • B. 

      There is no evidence that supports a relationship between span of control and employee performance.

    • C. 

      The evidence generally indicates that work specialization contributes to higher productivity and reduced job satisfaction.

    • D. 

      No one wants work that makes minimal intellectual demands and is routine.

  • 15. 
    ____ refers to an assortment of noncognitive skills, capabilities, and competencies that influence a person's ability to succeed in coping with environmental demands and pressures.
    • A. 

      Emotional intelligence

    • B. 

      IQ

    • C. 

      Learned intelligence

    • D. 

      Aptitude

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT a determinant of an organization's structure?
    • A. 

      Strategy

    • B. 

      Organization size

    • C. 

      Industry

    • D. 

      Technology

  • 17. 
    The structure that creates dual lines of authority is the _____.  
    • A. 

      Organizational structure

    • B. 

      Bureaucracy

    • C. 

      Matrix structure

    • D. 

      Virtual organization

  • 18. 
    46.  Self-efficacy refers to an individual’s belief that he or she is capable of performing a task.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
     All of the following are factors that serve to sustain organizational cultures except _____.          
    • A. 

      selection

    • B. 

      Frugality

    • C. 

      Socialization

    • D. 

      Top management

  • 20. 
    The _____ is a structure characterized by extensive departmentalization, high formalization, a limited information network, and centralization.
    • A. 

      Mechanistic model

    • B. 

      Organic model

    • C. 

      Technology model

    • D. 

      Boundaryless organization

  • 21. 
    The boundaryless organization relies heavily on _____.  
    • A. 

      Information technology

    • B. 

      Vertical boundaries

    • C. 

      Horizontal boundaries

    • D. 

      External boundaries

  • 22. 
    Culture may be a liability because it is a barrier to _____.  
    • A. 

      Change

    • B. 

      Diversity

    • C. 

      Mergers and acquisitions

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Culture performs all the following functions except _____.
    • A. 

      Displaying the dominance of particular organizations

    • B. 

      Enhancing social system stability

    • C. 

      Conveying a sense of identity for organization members

    • D. 

      Facilitating commitment to something larger than individual self-interest

  • 24. 
    The ____ is also called the network or modular organization.  
    • A. 

      Virtual organization

    • B. 

      Team structure

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      Bureaucracy

  • 25. 
    The ____ is characterized by highly routine operating tasks achieved through specialization.  
    • A. 

      Matrix organization

    • B. 

      Bureaucracy

    • C. 

      Simple structure

    • D. 

      Team structure