CHAP15TB.DOC - Chapter 15 Organization Transformatio n and Strategic Change TEST QUESTIONS True\/False Questions 1 Organizational transformation refers

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Chapter 15 Organization Transformatio n and Strategic Change TEST QUESTIONS True/False Questions 1. Organizational transformation refers to drastic changes in how an organization functions and relates to its environment. (T, p. 433) 2. Organization development and organization transformation are both attempts for organizations to survive drastic unplanned changes in management processes and cultures. (F, p. 433) 3. The degree of discontinuity that an organization has with its environment is one of several factors that can determine the appropriateness of transformational change. (T, p. 434) 4. An incremental strategy that keeps an organization in alignment with its environment and allows for anticipation of changes and the ability to make minor adjustments is known as participative evolution. (T, p. 434) 5. Corporate culture becomes less important as organizations reorganize in response to their environment. (F, p. 436) 6. Strategy is an action method that is used to accomplish objectives. (T, p. 436-7) 7. The culture of an organization should not be considered when strategic changes are implemented, as the culture will always adapt to the changes. (F, p. 436-7) Chapter 15 Test Bank 413
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8. Individual autonomy is one of the core characteristics of an organization’s culture. Individual autonomy refers to the degree of assistance and warmth provided by managers. (F, p. 437) 9. A shared vision provides a starting point for cultural and organizational transition. (T, p. 438) 10. Relatively young companies are usually characterized by strong cultures because of the pressure to succeed. (F, p. 439) 11. The need for strategic change and compatibility of the change to the organization will largely influence the method used to manage the strategic change. (T, p. 439) 12. When an organization manages around the culture as a strategy, the value system is reinforced and power is reshuffled to key people. (T, p. 440-1) 13. Based on the strategy-culture matrix model of change, when the strategic change is important to the company but the changes are incompatible with an entrenched corporate culture, management must push the change forward forcefully for the good of the company. (F, p. 440-1) 14. The challenge of changing a culture is explosive but it is a short-term undertaking that is always worth the energy when considering long-term gains. (F, p. 441) 15. Tichy’s strategic change model uses three internal systems (political, cultural and technical) that are interrelated to meet environmental changes and pressures. (T, p. 443) 16. The strategic change management model separates the organizational systems for intervention and then reconnects the systems after the strategy changes. (T, p. 443-4) 17. Companies that are small and growing rapidly or companies that are mediocre should both consider large-scale cultural changes.
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