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


False 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.

False 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.

False 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."