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Understanding Canadian Business Study Set 1

Business

Quiz 9 :

Structuring Organizations for Todays Challenges

Quiz 9 :

Structuring Organizations for Todays Challenges

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Empowering employees to better serve customers requires front-line employees.
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All of the following are advantages of a line organization in a large business except:
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B

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Chang is a project manager at Paradox Industries.He is able to borrow specialists from the organization on a regular basis to assist in major projects at his high-tech company.After the project ends,the specialists return to their former duties.Paradox Industries utilizes a:
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Bill is a financial manager at Carlyle Bank and Trust who always strives to treat each subordinate with respect and fairness.Bill's treatment of employees is an example of Fayol's principle of:
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Given the current business environment,managing has become a critical managerial function.
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Employees with the formal authority to issue orders,make policy decisions,and enforce discipline are classified as:
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Fayol's principle states that each worker should report to one,and only one,boss.
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In a(n)_ organization,there are many layers of management who set rules and regulations that everyone in the organization is expected to follow.
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The line of authority that moves from the top of a hierarchy to the lowest level is called the:
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In a organization,specialists from different parts of an organization are brought together to work on specific projects,but these specialists still remain part of a traditional line and staff organizational structure.
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Ashley had been frustrated with her new job at Walnut Securities,until she befriended a secretary from another department.Over lunch in the cafeteria,her new friend shared with Ashley the way things really work at Walnut Securities.Ashley has quickly learned that:
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The organizational structure of the Canadian Army's 1st Infantry Division provides for direct two-way lines of responsibility,authority,and communication running from the top to the bottom.Additionally,each person in the division reports to only one superior.The 1st Infantry Division is clearly an example of a:
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Dividing the required work among a group of employees is called:
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All of the following are common responses of employees when faced with change except:
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Max Weber used the term to describe middle managers whose job was to implement the orders of top management.
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In Weber's views of a bureaucratic organization,the role of top management was to:
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XYZ Industries produces a variety of anti-crime and safety products such as burglar alarms,smoke detectors,surveillance cameras,and specialty locks.XYZ sells to households,businesses,and government agencies.They have found that each market group requires a different marketing strategy.XYZ would probably benefit from departmentalization by:
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In a(n)organization,decision-making authority is maintained at the top level of management.
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Employees who perform functions that advise and assist line personnel are known as:
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Compared to the decentralized management structure,which of the following is a disadvantage of the centralized management structure?
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