BUSN 412 Week 6 Quiz
Technical Computer Graphics uses small project teams and forms alliances with its teams, customers, and suppliers to accomplish projects. This is an example of ________________
combining forms of organizational structure.
horizontal systems and processes.
democratic management control.
Organizations generally tend to become internally focused when faced with:
All of the above
All of the following except ___________ can be considered tools and techniques used to achieve effective coordination and integration of key activities in an organization.
communications and information technologies
horizontal organization structures
horizontal systems and processes
When______________, effective ambidextrous organizations have alignment.
there is a clear sense of how value is being created in the short term and how activities are properly integrated and coordinated
employees are rewarded according to both profit and sales growth
managers are focused on growth opportunities
divisional-level goals are consistent with overall corporate goals
Effective ambidextrous structures, according to a study by O’Reilly and Tushman, had all of the following attributes except:
Managerial efforts were highly focused on revenue enhancement
Cross-fertilization among business units
A clear and compelling vision
Established units were shielded from the distractions of launching new businesses
It can be said that managers, when faced with ethical crises, should:
Student Answer: Take the initiative to address the problem
Focus on issues most relevant to stockholders
Wait for the other party to make the first move
Cover up as much as possible
___________________is the only statement about ethical organizations that is false.
“Ethical values shape the search for opportunities”
“Organizational ethics define what a company is and what it stands for”
“The potential benefits of an ethical organization are few but direct”
“Ethics provide a common frame of reference that serves as a unifying force”
Proactive measures to prevent organizational ethics problems include all of the following except:
Student Answer: Instituting a reward system which considers outcomes as its primary criterion.
Using leaders as role models of ethical behavior.
Issuing statements describing the organization’s commitment to certain standards of behavior.
Using the organization’s information systems as a control system.
The statement “__________________” would least likely be found in a corporate credo.
Provide secure and stable employment for employees.
Establish an environment that enhances professional growth.
Support community organizations and projects.
Maximize financial benefits for stakeholders.
All of the following are elements of the Goolsby Leadership Model except:
Briefly discuss three interdependent activities that are critical for effective leadership.
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