MAN Quiz #3 Chap 3 - Chapter 3 Organizational Culture and...

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Chapter 3 Organizational Culture and Environment: The Constraints TRUE/FALSE QUESTIONS THE MANAGER: OMNIPOTENT OR SYMBOLIC? 1. In the symbolic view of management, managers are seen as directly responsible for an organization’s success or failure. (False; easy; pp. 58-59) 2. The current dominant assumption in management theory suggests that managers are omnipotent. (True; moderate; p. 58) 3. The view of managers as omnipotent is consistent with the stereotypical picture of the take-charge business executive who can overcome any obstacle in carrying out the organization’s objectives. (True; moderate; p. 58) 4. The symbolic view of management impact is useful in explaining the high turnover among college and professional sports coaches, who can be considered the “managers” of their teams. (False; difficult; pp. 58-59) 5. In the omnipotent view of management, much of an organization’s success or failure is due to forces outside management’s control. (False; easy; p. 58) 6. In the symbolic view of management, it is unreasonable to expect managers to have a significant effect on the organization’s performance. (True; easy; pp. 58-59) 7. In the omnipotent view of management, a manager’s role is to create meaning out of randomness, confusion, and ambiguity. (False; moderate; p. 58) THE ORGANIZATION’S CULTURE 8. An organizational culture refers to a system of shared meaning. (True; moderate; p. 60) 9. Organizational cultures influence how employees behave in an organization. (True; moderate; p. 60) 10. Organizational culture is a perception, not reality. (True; moderate; p. 60) 57
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11. Presently, there is no method for analyzing or assessing organizational culture. (False; moderate; p. 60) 12. Strong cultures have more influence on employees than do weak cultures. (True; moderate; pp. 61-62) 13. An increasing body of evidence suggests that strong cultures are associated with high organizational performance. (True; easy; p. 62) 14. Compensation structures are considered to be a primary dimension of organizational culture. (False; moderate; p. 60) 15. Most organizations have very weak cultures. (False; moderate; pp. 61-62) 16. An organization’s founder has little influence on its culture. (False; moderate; p. 63) 17. Rituals are repetitive sequences of activities that express and reinforce the key values of an organization. (True; moderate; pp. 65-66) 18. Organizational stories typically contain a narrative regarding significant events or people. (True; moderate; p. 64) 19. Employee stock options are one example of a material symbol that might represent organizational culture. (False; moderate; p. 66) 20. The link between values and managerial behavior is fairly straightforward. (True; moderate; p. 67)
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MAN Quiz #3 Chap 3 - Chapter 3 Organizational Culture and...

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