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This activity contains 27 questions.

Question 1.
Organizational structure is made up of key elements. Which of the following is not one of these elements?

 
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Question 2.
Which of the following is one of the six key elements a manager needs to consider when designing an organization’s structure?

 
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Question 3.
One of the most popular ways to group activities is by:

 
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Question 4.
Sun Petroleum Products departmentalizes by fuels, lubricants, and waxes and chemicals. This is an example of departmentalization by:

 
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Question 5.
Which type of departmentalization achieves economies of scale by placing people with common skills and orientations into common units?

 
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Question 6.
When jobs are grouped together based on a particular type of customer, this is known as:

 
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Question 7.
Which of the following trends is gaining momentum?

 
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Question 8.
The unbroken line of authority that extends from the top of the organization to the lowest echelon and clarifies who reports to whom is termed:

 
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Question 9.
What is span of control?

 
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Question 10.
Centralization refers to:

 
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Question 11.
In an organization that has high centralization:

 
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Question 12.
The degree to which jobs within an organization are standardized is referred to as:

 
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Question 13.
In a highly formalized organization, job behaviours are relatively:

 
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Question 14.
Employee discretion is inversely related to:

 
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Question 15.
Which of the following structures is characterized by centralization, high formalization, extensive departmentalization, and a limited information network?

 
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Question 16.
If there is low formalization, a comprehensive information network and high participation in decision-making, one would expect:

 
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Question 17.
Which of the following is characterized by wide spans of control, little formalization, a low degree of departmentalization, and authority centralized in a single person?

 
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Question 18.
Which organization is characterized by very formal rules, centralized authority, and narrow spans of control?

 
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Question 19.
The matrix structure combines which two forms of departmentalization?

 
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Question 20.
The strength of the matrix structure is its:

 
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Question 21.
Which of the following problems is most likely to occur in a matrix structure?

 
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Question 22.
Which structure breaks down departmental barriers and decentralizes decision-making to the level of the work team?

 
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Question 23.
Which type of organization outsources major business functions?

 
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Question 24.
The innovation strategy is characterized by:

 
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Question 25.
A continually evolving network of independent companies, suppliers, customers, even competitors, linked together to share skills, costs, and access to one another’s markets is called a/an:

 
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Question 26.
An organization that seeks to eliminate the chain of command, have limitless spans of control, and replace departments with empowered teams is called a/an:

 
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Question 27.
Which dimension of an organization’s environment refers to the degree to which it can support growth?

 
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