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MGT 317 Final Exam Guide (New, 2020, Score 28/30) New Work

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Kenyon is a supervisor at Rhombus Inc. Maggie has been the top performing employee last year, but her performance has sharply declined over the last two months and her tardiness is becoming an issue. In this scenario, Kenyon should:


Refer Maggie to the company’s employee assistance program.
Advise Maggie to become a member of a command group.
Issue a warning to Maggie and find her replacement soon.
Encourage Maggie to become involved in the company’s wellness program.

Bettina’s supervisor has assigned her an extremely challenging task and has given Bettina more personal authority in how to perform the task. This is an example of _____.
Job enlargement
Job security
Job rotation
Job enrichment


Deb learned from her colleague Sean that the company’s new secretary will be leaving after only two months on the job This information most likely came from which channel of communication?
Upward communication
Lateral communication
Grapevine communication
Downward communication


A _____ is a person who reports alleged wrongdoing.
Whistleblower
Spin doctor
Philanthropist
Whip

ARVA International is a nonprofit organization that strives to promote social justice throughout the world. At ARVA, employees continually improve their skills and expand their capacities to meet the organization’s social objective. In this scenario, ARVA International can best be described as a ______.
Learning organization
Teaching organization
Centralized organization
Decentralized organization


_____ is a leadership style that emphasizes collaboration, trust, and empathy; engages followers in all aspects of the organization; and helps followers to better themselves.
Hands-off leadership
Demonstrative leadership
Autocratic leadership
Servant leadership


Gina likes to be in control at work and enjoys making important decisions. She uses power to influence her subordinates and generally likes to take risks. Which of the following decision-making styles best describes Gina?
Deep thinker
Group commander
Convenience seeker
Free spirit


At L.T. Manufacturing, a team was formed to tackle recent issues with the timely shipping of products. Members of the team come from different departments including production, design, distribution, and marketing. Which of the following terms can best describe the team?
Special-interest team
Cross-functional team
Friendship group
Command group


Which of the following is another term for organizational development (OD)?
Onboarding
Process consultation
Orientation
Collaboration management


The _____ approach has the problem solver not only identify the various factors that have caused the problem but also consider the potential interrelatedness of the causes of the problem.
Nominal group technique
Problem statement
Fishbone technique
Brainstorming

_____ is one of the elements of the hot stove rule of disciplinary action.
Consistency
Non-inductive discipline
Indifference
Selectivity
The directive approach to interviewing differs from the nondirective in that:
The length of the directive interviews is always longer.
Directive interviews are more difficult but allow for more flexibility than nondirective interviews.
Supervisors increasingly ask the same questions to all applicants in directive interviews.
Supervisors use broad, open-ended questions in directive interviews.


Jonathan is a manager who always threatens people with termination in order to gain compliance. In this case, Jonathan uses which type of power?
Reward power
Legitimate power
Coercive power
Expert power


Samantha has been asked to join a task force that is charged with boosting organizational productivity. First, she was asked to jot down ideas on how to increase productivity, and after that, the group met to discuss everyone’s ideas and come up with solutions together based on those suggestions. Samantha’s taskforce best exemplifies which creative problem solving method?
Nominal group technique
Traditional brainstorming
Groupthink
Electronic brainstorming

Which of the following is a physiological factor influencing personality?
Education
Intelligence
Religious vales
Cultural norms


The level of emotional commitment an employee has to an organization and its goals is known as _____.
synergy
engagement
synergy
efficacy

Organizations that have implemented discipline without punishment have reported:
Increased turnover rates.
Higher employee morale.
Decreased organizational socialization.
Increased grievances.

Giving employees the authority and responsibility to achieve their individual and the organization’s objectives is known as _____.
Empowerment
Two-tier management
Autocratic management
Development

Care 1 Hospital is renowned for its impeccable reputation and strong employee morale. These types of qualities can best be described as _____ standards.
objective
subjective
intangible
Tangible

The collaborate style of conflict resolution is characterized as:
“I win, you win.”
“I lose, you lose.”
“I lose, you win.”
“I win, you lose.”

Which of the following statements is true of formal performance appraisals?
Lower-level management decides who should appraise and how often.
All organizations require supervisors to formally appraise all employees at least once a week.
Supervisors are not required to appraise employees who are on their probationary periods.
Formal appraisals reaffirm the supervisor’s genuine interest in employees’ growth and development.

All of the following are conditions of conducting a successful selection interview, EXCEPT:
Opening the interview on an informal note.
Asking job-related questions.
Using the halo effect.
Taking notes.

Which of the following is a method of overcoming barriers to effective communication?
Developing listening skills every chance possible
Communicating when one party is visibly upset
Using jargon as much as possible to transfer information
Keeping the communication a one-way process

Ramon is a distribution center manager who is looking to hire a few additional employees. He and his HR team have determined that two positions are needed, and they have identified the skills required for both of these positions. What is Ramon’s next step?
Indulge in job enrichment.
Select someone externally.
Select someone internally.
Match the jobs with individuals.

_____ refers to the technique of evaluating some number of items from a larger group to determine whether the group meets acceptable quality standards.
Profiling
Randomization
360-degree evaluation
Sampling

Carla is upset about a recent action taken by a top manager at her company that was against the interest of the employees in the lower levels of management. Carla knows that others employees also feel the same way. If she wanted to form a group to look into the matter more closely, which type of group would be recommended?
Cross-functional group
Command group
Friendship group
Special-interest group

Nicole works from home full-time for a non-profit organization. She receives work from and sends work to the office via a computer and modem. This is an example of _____.
Outsourcing
Telecommuting
Flextime
Job sharing


One difference between the manager and the leader is that:
Unlike a leader, the manager innovates.
Unlike the manager, the leader challenges the status quo.
Unlike the manager, the leader performs administrative tasks.
Unlike the leader, the manager focuses on people. 


The advantage of on-the-job training is that it _____.
Eliminates bias by supervisors as they have minimum interactions with new employees
Increases employees’ chances of promotions
Increases the chances of nepotism being exhibited by supervisors during the training
Ensures uniform training, because the same person is training everyone


Followership is defined as:
The number of people under a leader.
A leader’s cult of personality.
The practice of forcing followers to follow a leader.
The capacity or willingness to follow a leader.

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