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BA420 Week 8 Quiz
The formal structures of organizations may be shown in a (n) ____.
Labor assignment chart
A major distinction between line and staff units concerns:
The amount of resources each is allowed to utilize
Linkage of their jobs to the goals of the firm
The amount of education or training they possess
Their use of computer information systems
Their linkage to the outside world
Control involves all but ____.
Taking corrective action
Comparing results with goals
Grouping individuals and resources in the organization around products, services, clients, territories, or legal entities is an example of ___________ specialization.
Grouping resources into departments by skill, knowledge, and action is the______ pattern.
Means end chains
A matrix structure ______.
Reinforces unity of command
Is easy to explain to employees
Gives some employees two bosses
Yields a minimum of organizational politics
Compared to the machine bureaucracy (mechanistic type), the professional bureaucracy (organic type) _________________________ .
Is more efficient for routine operations
Has more vertical specialization and control
Has more horizontal specialization and coordination mechanism
Environmental complexity ____.
Refers to the set of alliances formed by senior management
Refers to the overall level of problems and opportunities stemming from munificence, interdependence, and volatility
Is restricted to the general environment of organizations
Is restricted to other organizations with which an organization must interact in order to obtain inputs and dispose of outputs
____is grouping individuals by skill, knowledge, and action yields.
The division of labor through the formation of work units or groups within an organization is called _____.
____is the set of mechanisms used in an organization to link the actions of its subunits into a consistent pattern.
The design of the organization needs to be adjusted to all but ______.
The environment of the firm
The strategy of the firm
The size of the firm
The operations and information technology of the firm
The personnel to be hired by the firm
Regarding the organizational design for a small firm compared to a large firm:
They are almost the same
They are fundamentally different
A large firm is just a larger version of a small one
The small firm has more opportunity to use information technology
Adhocracies tend to favor ______.
Vertical specialization and control
Horizontal specialization and coordination
A rigid strategy
Which of the following is an accurate statement about an adhocracy?
The design facilitates information exchange and learning
There are many rules and policies
Use of IT is always minimal
IT handles routine problems efficiently
IT is quite common in older industries