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Management Study Set 31

Business

Quiz 3 :

Organisational Culture and Environment

Quiz 3 :

Organisational Culture and Environment

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In the omnipotent view of management, much of an organization's success or failure is due to forces outside management's control.
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An organizational culture refers to a system of shared meaning.
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Presently, there is no method for analyzing or assessing organizational culture.
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In the symbolic view of management, it is unreasonable to expect managers to have a significant effect on the organization's performance.
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Organizational stories typically contain a narrative regarding significant events or people.
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The view of managers as omnipotent is consistent with the stereotypical picture of the take- charge business executive who can overcome any obstacle in carrying out the organization's objectives.
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Strong cultures have more influence on employees than do weak cultures.
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An increasing body of evidence suggests that strong cultures are associated with high organizational performance.
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The current dominant assumption in management theory suggests that managers are omnipotent.
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The link between values and managerial behavior is fairly straightforward.
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Most organizations have very weak cultures.
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The symbolic view of management impact is useful in explaining the high turnover among college and professional sports coaches, who can be considered the "managers" of their teams.
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A strong ethical culture is likely to have a powerful positive influence on employee behavior.
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Rituals are repetitive sequences of activities that express and reinforce the key values of an organization.
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Employee stock options are one example of a material symbol that might represent organizational culture.
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An organization's founder has little influence on its culture.
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In the omnipotent view of management, a manager's role is to create meaning out of randomness, confusion, and ambiguity.
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Organizational cultures influence how employees behave in an organization.
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In the symbolic view of management, managers are seen as directly responsible for an organization's success or failure.
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Organizational culture is a perception, not reality.
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