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Dimensions of Human Behavior

Sociology

Quiz 12 :
Formal Organizations

Quiz 12 :
Formal Organizations

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Which of the following is best described as a collectivity of people with a high degree of structure who work together to meet goals?
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B

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When a formal organization is viewed as a goal-directed and purposefully designed machine that maximizes efficiency and effectiveness,it is based on which of the following?
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D

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Which term best represents the most efficient form of organization for goal accomplishment in the rational perspective?
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C

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Which of the following represents a theory where the main idea centers on formal rationality and highlights rules,regulations,and structures that are essential to goal accomplishment?
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Which of the following represent a theory where the central idea is focused on interpersonal relationships for organizational efficiency and effectiveness?
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Which of the following represents a theory where the central idea is focused on the fact that organizational rationality has limits?
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Which of the following represents a theory that focuses on the most effective approach to maximizing internal efficiency and finding the one best way?
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When participants in a research study know they are being studied,it has been suggested that they become more productive simply because they know their behavior is being studied.This phenomenon is known as the ______.
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The assumption that workers have an inherent dislike of work,prefer to be told what to do,and respond to money as the primary motivator describes which of the following theories?
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The assumption that workers regard work as a natural activity,are self-directed and committed,and make creative contributions to the organization describes which of the following theories?
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Which of the following perspectives has a major theme focused on the assumption that an organization is in constant interaction with multiple environments?
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Which of the following systems perspectives posits the idea that the organization depends on the environment for legitimacy,power,and market resources?
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Which of the following systems perspectives posits the idea that rational planning is insufficient for an organization to be able to survive in a rapidly changing environment?
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Which of the following perspectives has a basic premise that organizations provide members with a sense of connection and are creations of human consciousness and reflect the worldviews of the creators,and are social constructions of reality?
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______ is the name given to organizations that combine political advocacy and service provision in their core identity.
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Which of the following interactional/interpretive perspective theories posits the central idea that organizations are ongoing,interactive processes of reality construction,involving many actors,not just managers and owners?
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Which of the following interpretive perspective theories posits the central idea that organizational systems and practices should maximize the potential advantages of varied membership in organizational membership?
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Which of the following perspectives has a basic premise that organizations are instruments of exploitation and domination?
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Which of the following critical perspective theories posits the idea that organizations exclude and discriminate against multiple groups?
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Which of the following critical perspective theories posits the idea that organizations run by consensus,with few rules and with informality,and are least likely to oppress employees?
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