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Chapter 6 Practice Problems

1 .   Alana , the children 's department manager at Shoe Mart , has eight employees in her department , and all of them report directly to her . The eight employees who report directly to Alana are her _____.
A. area of responsibility
B. span of direction
C. span of control
D. hierarchy of authority
E. management depth
Answer:  C.   span of control
2 .   Becky , the CEO of an electronics retailer , is looking at the corporate structure that groups employees by specialties , such as store sales , HR , and accounting . This is an example of a functional structure .
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3 .   IT Technology has designed its corporate structure with divisions based on its location . For example , there are the Southern and Northern Divisions , and globally there is the European Division . This is an example of a structure with _____.
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4 .   There are two kinds of spans of control are _____.
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5 .   Organizational design is concerned with an organization developing ____.
A. the best structures of costs and efficiency that an organization uses to meet goals
B. optimal structures of accountability and responsibility to execute its strategies
C. important decisions that are suggested by employees
D. new MBO goals
E. the most favorable methods of accomplishing both the diversity and synergy plans
Answer:  B.   optimal structures of accountability and responsibility to execute its strategies
6 .   Jean - Paul , the store manager , was speaking with Patty , his new assistant manager , about the store 's system of job relationships and whom she will report to and who will report to her . He said , " This structure is one of the things that motivates our workers to work together to achieve our company 's goals . " Jean - Paul was telling Patty about the store 's _____.
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7 .   Ford Motor Co. has separate divisions for passenger - car dealers , for large trucking customers , and for farm products customers . Ford is an example of an organization with ____.
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8 .   A company with authority centralized in a single person , a flat hierarchy , few rules , and low work specialization is a characteristic of an organization with a _____.
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9 .   Astrid , a customer service representative , was asked by one of her customers if her company would be interested in joining the chamber of commerce to meet potential customers . Astrid believes this is a very good idea and approached her manager , Alan , about becoming a chamber member . Alan told Astrid that " Since the cost of membership is over $ 500 and you will have to leave the office to attend meetings , I will have to get approval from management above me . " This is an example of how important decisions are made in organizations with _____.
A. decentralized authority
B. unity of command
C. work specialization
D. centralized authority
E. line managers
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MGMT 321 Chapter 6: Organizational Structure Practice Problems and Key 1. Alana, the children's department manager at Shoe Mart, has eight employees in her department, and all of them report directly to her. The eight employees who report directly to Alana are her _____. A. area of responsibility B. span of direction C. span of control D. hierarchy of authority E. management depth
2. Becky, the CEO of an electronics retailer, is looking at the corporate structure that groups employees by specialties, such as store sales, HR, and accounting. This is an example of a functional structure.
3. IT Technology has designed its corporate structure with divisions based on its location. For example, there are the Southern and Northern Divisions, and globally there is the European Division. This is an example of a structure with _____.
4. There are two kinds of spans of control are _____.
5. Organizational design is concerned with an organization developing ____. A. the best structures of costs and efficiency that an organization uses to meet goals B. optimal structures of accountability and responsibility to execute its strategies C. important decisions that are suggested by employees D. new MBO goals E. the most favorable methods of accomplishing both the diversity and synergy plans
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