Organization Structure

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Understanding of organization structure goes a great way in helping you understand the organization culture and strategy. It has direct implications for OD interventions. This quiz has been designed for you to test your knowledge on the subject. There are 10 questions. Each question has 4-5 options. You need to select the right answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not true of "Function Organizations"?
    • A. 

      Function organization are fairly effective in unstable environment, where they are part of heterogenious, global market.

    • B. 

      There is an inherent ease of control and review in function organizations

    • C. 

      There is low level of duplication of work and internal competition

    • D. 

      It is slow to adapt to market needs

    • E. 

      It helps develop specialization in the employees

  • 2. 
    Division organizations are structured around a particular product, geographical area or customer group. Which one is an advantage of division organizations?
    • A. 

      They help build specialization in the employees

    • B. 

      It discourages internal competition and reduces duplication of work.

    • C. 

      Divisions can work as companies within companies and therefore provide advantage of smaller companies to bigger companies.

    • D. 

      It helps in realizing economies of scale

    • E. 

      It reduces internal pricing problems

  • 3. 
    Multiple reporting relationships is a characteristic of which of these structure of organizations?
    • A. 

      Function

    • B. 

      Division

    • C. 

      Matrix

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    The division of roles and responsibility is of prime importance in __________ Organization. Who should do what and under what conditions? Who has the authority in a particular case? Could conflicts arise from a particular situation? Power struggles and unnecessary conflicts of interest can loom where there is a lack of clarityFill in the blank with the right word from below.
    • A. 

      Machine Bureaucracy

    • B. 

      Matrix

    • C. 

      Function

    • D. 

      Professional Bureacracy

    • E. 

      Simple Structure

  • 5. 
    Which one of the following is not a type of organization structure according to Mintzberg's five structures?
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Complex

    • C. 

      Adhocracy

    • D. 

      Machine Bureaucracy

  • 6. 
    Which of the following structure is most commonly found in universities and hospitals?
    • A. 

      Adhocracy

    • B. 

      Simple Structure

    • C. 

      Professional Bureaucracy

    • D. 

      Machine Bureaucracy

    • E. 

      Hybrid Structure

  • 7. 
    Which of the following structures is best suited for creative problem solving?
    • A. 

      Machine Bureaucracy

    • B. 

      Professional Bureaucracy

    • C. 

      Matrix Structure

    • D. 

      Simple Structure

    • E. 

      Adhocracy

  • 8. 
    Strategic Business Units are found in which of the following ?
    • A. 

      Function Organizations

    • B. 

      Matrix Organizations

    • C. 

      Machine Bureaucracies

    • D. 

      Divisionalized organizations

    • E. 

      Adhocracies

  • 9. 
    Matrix organization suffers from which of the following disadvantages
    • A. 

      Navel Gazing

    • B. 

      Power Struggle

    • C. 

      Ambiguous responsibilities

    • D. 

      A and B only

    • E. 

      A,B and C

  • 10. 
    Routine work, heavily standardized procedures, repetitive work are characteristics of
    • A. 

      Machine Bureaucracy

    • B. 

      Divisionalized Organizations

    • C. 

      Matrix Organizations

    • D. 

      Professional Bureaucracy

    • E. 

      A&B only