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Quiz 2 :
Management Theory: Essential Background for the Successful Manager

Quiz 2 :
Management Theory: Essential Background for the Successful Manager

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During a manager's meeting,Paula,a district manager,discussed how to handle sensitive employee issues,and indicated correctly that management is really just an art.
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Explanation: Certainly management can be an art.Great managers,like great painters or actors,have the right mix of intuition,judgment,and experience.But management is also a science.That is,rather than being performed in a seat-of-the-pants,make-it-up-as-you-go-along kind of way which can lead to big mistakes,management can be approached deliberately,rationally,and systematically.

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Supporters of evidence-based management would say there are many really new ideas.
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Explanation: Evidence-based management is based on three truths,one of which is that there are few really new ideas.Most supposedly new ideas are old,wrong,or both.

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Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton believed that evidence-based management is based on the belief that facing the hard facts about what works and having to accept the nonsense that passes for sound advice will help organizations perform better.
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Explanation: Stanford business scholars Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton stated that evidence-based management is based on the belief that "facing the hard facts about what works and what doesn't,understanding the dangerous half-truths that constitute so much conventional wisdom about management,and rejecting the total nonsense that too often passes for sound advice will help organizations perform better."

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Peter Drucker,a famous 19th-century socialist,opposed capitalism and many current business theories.
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Evidence-based management is based on the belief that understanding the sound complete truths of conventional managerial wisdom and accepting much of the nonsense that often passes for sound advice can at times help organizations perform better.
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The contemporary perspective of management includes three viewpoints: systems,contingency,and quality management.
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The historical perspective of management includes three viewpoints-systems,contingency,and quality management.
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Understanding theoretical perspectives of management will help you understand why some practices are still favored,whether for right or wrong reasons.
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Studying theoretical perspectives of management can help a manager in many ways,but seldom provides new ideas in new situations.
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Ali,a CEO of a large IT organization,understands that many challenges are coming in his industry;therefore,he tells his upper-level management that it's helpful to look at theoretical perspectives of management to help make predictions and develop principles to guide future company strategies and actions.
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Donna,the president of a national restaurant chain,believes that studying theoretical perspectives of management seldom gives clues to the meaning of outside events that could affect her company.
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The classical viewpoint of management emphasized ways to manage work more efficiently.
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The behavioral viewpoint of management emphasized the importance of encouraging employees to work more efficiently.
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The systems viewpoint of management regards the organization as systems of interrelated parts that operate together to achieve a common purpose.
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Scientific management focused on ways to improve worker morale.
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By identifying the "therbligs" in a job,such as the supplies of a bricklayer,Frank and Lillian Gilbreth were able to eliminate costs while simultaneously reducing supplies wasted.
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When managing her company,Priya,the owner of ABC Manufacturing,utilizes the behavioral viewpoint of management,which emphasizes ways to manage work more efficiently.
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Don,a restaurant manager and MBA student,was reflecting on a how he can apply the classical management viewpoint in his store from a recent class,which supposes his employees are rational in their decisions.
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Susan,a department manager,believes that since the corporate office eliminated certain benefits to reduce costs,her employees have not been working as hard as in the past.This reduction in effort is known as "soldiering."
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Scientific management emphasized the scientific study of work methods to improve the productivity of individual workers.
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