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Management Study Set 32

Business

Quiz 4 :

The Dynamics of Alternative Organizational Forms

Quiz 4 :

The Dynamics of Alternative Organizational Forms

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The framework in which the organization defines how tasks are divided,resources are deployed and departments are coordinated is called organizational structure.
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The acceptance theory of authority argues that managers have authority because employees do not have a choice in choosing to accept their commands.
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A tall structure is a management structure characterized by an overall narrow span of management and a relatively large number of hierarchical levels.
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Most organizations today discourage managers to delegate authority to the lower levels given the challenges to meet customer needs and adapt to the environment.
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The deployment of organizational resources to achieve strategic goals refers to organizing.
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For companies to operate effectively,the amount of centralization or decentralization should fit the firm's strategy.
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Organizing defines what to do while strategy defines how to do it.
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Line departments perform tasks that reflect the organization's primary goal and mission.
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Despite the apparent advantages of specialization,many organizations are moving away from this principle.
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The trend in recent years has been toward narrower spans of control as a way to facilitate delegation.
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The duty to perform the task or activity an employee has been assigned is called accountability.
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The right to advise,recommend and counsel in the staff specialists' area of expertise is included in staff authority.
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The principle of unity of command suggests that managers within an organization should reach agreement on the goals and objectives of the organization.
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Traditional views of organizational design recommend a span of management of about 7 to 10 subordinates per manager.
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A organizational map is a visual representation of an organization's structure,showing communication and lines of power.
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The number of employees reporting to a supervisor is his or her span of management.
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Certainty in the environment is usually associated with decentralization.
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Many hierarchical levels and a correspondingly narrow span of management refers to a flat structure.
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The basis for grouping positions into departments and departments into the total organization is referred to as departmentalization.
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Authority is the right to use resources,make decisions and issue orders in an organization.
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