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Week 6 Quiz

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

8 Politicking is less likely in organizations that have

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

10 To keep a strategy in focus, effective managers employ­

 

  • [removed]piecemeal implementation
  • [removed]rigid implementation
  • [removed]simple goals
  • [removed]central themes

 

11 Political behavior in the workplace

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

  • [removed]coalition management
  • [removed]tracking progress
  • [removed]formal models of implementation
  • [removed]competitive teams

 

 

 

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

 

  • [removed]pressure
  • [removed]legitimacy
  • [removed]coalitions
  • [removed]personal appeals

 

 

 

14 A primary goal of politics in the workplace is to

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

15 Organizational change relies on a balance of change and 

 

  • [removed]vision
  • [removed]continuity
  • [removed]planning
  • [removed]strategy

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

  • [removed]clarity of vision
  • [removed]simplicity
  • [removed]speed of implementation
  • [removed]Adaptability

 

19 The formulation and implementation of a strategy

 

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

 

20 Periods of convergence are those in which an organization

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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