Natural Sins co-founder Andres Dominguez currently produces his Kaki snack chips in all of the following flavors EXCEPT:
________ is the extent to which a person’s identity is a function of the group(s) to which he or she belongs and the extent to which group members are expected to look after each other.
________ are cooperative arrangements between two firms in which they agree to share resources to accomplish a mutually desirable goal.
A Gantt chart can help managers devise an action plan in all of the following ways EXCEPT ________.
showing the sequence in which the actions will be completed
showing when actions will start and how long they will require for completion
showing any expected overlap in the timing of specific actions
showing the course of action to be taken if plans need to be changed during the course of their implementation
________ exists when two or more groups depend on one another for inputs.
A ________ span of control throughout an organization will lead to a ________ organization structure with multiple reporting layers.
According to the job characteristics model, ________ is the degree to which a job has a substantial impact on the lives of other people.
According to Frederick Herzberg, ________ are elements associated with conditions surrounding the job.
According to your textbook, transactional leaders ________.
articulate a vision that will inspire their followers
motivate followers to work for the good of the organization
inspire followers to strive for higher levels of morality and motivation
motivate followers’ self-interests by exchanging rewards for their compliance
According to Lewin, all of the following EXCEPT ________ are sources of resistance to the movement stage of the change process.
lack of clarity
lack of capabilities
lack of information
lack of sufficient incentives
In the basic communication model the sender ________ the message, and the receiver ________ the message.
_______ asserts that individuals are likely to compare the ratios of inputs to outcomes they receive against the ratios of other people, such as
colleagues or acquaintances.
Senior executives at NEC were unwilling to listen to younger scientists who
said that LCD technology would appeal to customers who wanted computer monitors
with high resolution and a smaller desktop footprint. According to Lewin’s
theory of change, this scenario exemplifies problems at the ________ of the
According to your textbook, ethical lapses involve ________.
the choice between two competing but arguably valid options
case histories that have been designed to help guide ethical choices
situations that played a significant role in the development of a person’s values–
decisions that are contrary to an individual’s stated beliefs and company policies++
What advantage do groups have over individuals when making decisions?
Groups have a narrower focus
Groups have far less bias than an individual has
Groups generally make decisions more quickly and authoritatively
Groups bring greater cumulative knowledge to problems
In most organizations, whether an employee tends to make programmed or nonprogrammed decisions usually depends on ________.
The employee’s place in the organizational hierarchy
the number of decisions the employee makes
the capacity of the employee for intuitive decision making
the dynamism of the employee’s workplace
According to the Hitt, Black, and Porter, ________ is perhaps the single best thing a sender can do to improve the effectiveness of a business message.
Simplifying language use
understanding the audience
organizing written communication
Which of the following communication media is the leanest?
cell phone conversation
________ interferes with the transmission or decoding of a message.
Which of the following is NOT an external force for change?
legal and political developments
visions, ideas, and actions of management
Managers at ________ establish goals and formulate a strategy for the firm to achieve those goals.
the top of the organization
all levels of the organization
operational levels of the organization
functional levels of the organization
In order to determine what strategy to pursue, a company must analyze its ________.
all of these
Which of the following best defines “transformational changes”?
changes in shared values and strategy
long-term changes in technology and staff
dynamic changes in systems and structure
particularly complex and comprehensive changes
According to the video interview with Misha Kuryla-Gomez, the hardest part of her business is:
Hiring good workers
Marketing her product
Securing quality raw materials
Managing her finances
Which of the following is NOT one of the five key stages in a negotiation?
planning and preparation
Cost leadership and differentiation are ________.
Focused strategies for management processes
Targeted strategies for gaining market share
generic strategies for obtaining a competitive advantage
strategic methods for integrating internal and external analyses
Research has shown that the ________ is one of the biggest determinants of resistance during the movement stage of the change process.
pull of past competencies
unreliability of workplace technology
level of uncertainty associated with the change
inability of management to articulate the need for change
In large organizations, strategic plans are typically developed at the ________ level.
none of these
A marketing group for an office supply company meets with their supervisor on the first Friday of every month to review advertising programs and create special promotional activities. This group is probably a ________.
self-managed work group
The relative cost of change is greatest when the change is begun ________ and the severity and immediacy of the problem are ________.
________ is the process of attempting to influence other people to attain the objectives of an organization.
When a group’s decision-making process is controlled by groupthink, their decisions are characterized by all of the following EXCEPT ________.
limited search for information
limited analysis of alternatives
rejection of expert opinions
extensive contingency plans
Which of the following statements about globalization is NOT true?
Globalization opens new markets and increases competition.
Globalization promotes greater involvement in international markets.
Globalization affects the goals, decisions, and responsibilities of managers
Globalization affects large businesses, but seldom impacts small businesses.
When Procter & Gamble assessed the strengths and weaknesses among the countries of Eastern Europe prior to entering those markets, company executives were performing which step in the planning process?
Setting objectives and strategies
analyzing the external environment
determining corporate resources
monitoring contingent outcomes
The planning responsibilities of functional-level managers largely focus on ________.
The development of tactical plans
The development of strategic plans
The development of operational plans
The development of strategic and tactical plans
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