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LDR 531 Week 6 Quiz (20/20)
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1) With downward influence, power tactics preferred by U.S. managers include


·         inspirational appeals

·         personal appeals

·         coalitions

·         influence



2) Hard power tactics best influence those with which following characteristic?


·         Action oriented

·         Intrinsically motivated

·         Reflective orientation

·         High self-esteem



3) Impression management sends _____ messages that may be _____ under other circumstances.


·         convincing, unconvincing

·         true, false

·         false, true

·         ethical, unethical



4) Transformational change in an organization


·         is always necessary to some degree

·         is best delivered by a bottom-up plan

·         has no defined formula

·         is best delivered by a top-down plan


5) Buck passing and scapegoating when politics is seen as a threat are forms of


·         suppression

·         offensive behaviors

·         defensive behaviors

·         aggression


6) A person likely to participate in political behavior


·         has a desire for power

·         believes he or she has little influence

·         is insensitive to social cues

·         is a social nonconformist


7) Organizational momentum relates to

  • willingness to move beyond incremental change
  • patterns of behavior, norms, and values
  • growth in sales, profits, and so forth
  • the rate of change to make improvements


8) Politicking is less likely in organizations that have

  • clear performance appraisal systems
  • democratic decision making
  • adeclining resources
  • high role ambiguity


9) Surveys of seasoned managers reveal they believe politics in the workplace is

  • always unethical
  • ineffective
  • part of some job requirements 
  • a major part of organizational life


10) To keep a strategy in focus, effective managers employ­

  • piecemeal implementation
  • rigid implementation
  • simple goals
  • central themes

11) Political behavior in the workplace

  • attempts to influence decision making
  • works only in an upward or lateral influence direction
  • is unlikely in a well-run organization
  • works only in a lateral influence direction


12) Central to managing a successful organizational strategy implementation are/is 

  • coalition management
  • tracking progress
  • formal models of implementation
  • competitive teams


13) An influence tactic that relies on rank and enforcement of group goals is

  • pressure
  • legitimacy
  • coalitions
  • personal appeals


14) A primary goal of politics in the workplace is to

  • exclude undesirable peers
  • secure limited resources
  • promote organizational goals
  • form alliances


15) Organizational change relies on a balance of change and 

  • vision
  • continuity
  • planning
  • strategy


16) During organizational change, employee–management interfaces such as workshops and retreats

  • distract the participants from the real issues
  • help employees overcome downsizing issues
  • initiate
  • solve communication problems relatively short-term periods of high-energy action


17) In convergent periods, the role of executive management is to

  • reemphasize the mission and core values
  • challenge middle managers to reinvent their departments
  • develop new strategies for the problems at hand
  • shift middle managers to promote new views


18) The validity of a strategy for organizational change lies in its

  • clarity of vision
  • simplicity
  • speed of implementation
  • Adaptability

19) The formulation and implementation of a strategy

  • are separate and sequential processes
  • follow strict, unalterable guidelines
  • must be completely defined before action is taken
  • are ongoing events within an organization

20) Periods of convergence are those in which an organization

  • employs new strategies to advance the organization
  • seeks to improve its situation with relatively minor changes
  • must downsize to conserve resources
  • is in turmoil





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