OB11_TIF16 - Chapter 16 Organizational Culture MULTIPLE...

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Chapter 16 Organizational Culture MULTIPLE CHOICE Institutionalization: A Forerunner of Culture 1. When an organization takes on a life of its own, we can say that it has: a. acquired a culture. b. developed subcultures. c. become institutionalized. d. become immortal. (c; Moderate; p. 484) 2. Institutionalization is when: a. people become indoctrinated into an organization’s culture. b. an organization becomes valued for itself. c. when rules and bureaucracy becomes a dominant culture. d. an organization employs over 1,000 people. (b; Moderate; p. 484) 3. Which of the following is not true about institutionalization? a. It operates to produce common understandings about appropriate behavior. b. Acceptable modes of behavior become largely self-evident to its members. c. It means the organization has acquired immortality. d. The organization’s mission becomes stable. (d; Challenging; p. 484-485) What Is Organizational Culture? 4. _____is a shared system of meaning held by the organization’s members that distinguishes the organization from other organizations. a. Institutionalization b. Organizational culture c. Socialization d. Formalization (b; Easy; p. 485) 5. Which of the following is not a characteristic of organizational culture? a. attention to detail b. innovation c. formality orientation d. team orientation (c; Moderate; p. 485) 112
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The key characteristic of organizational culture which addresses the degree to which management decisions take into consideration the effect of outcomes on people within the organization is termed: a. humanistic work practices. b. sense of community. c. team orientation. d. people orientation. (d; Moderate; p. 485) 7. The key characteristic of organizational culture which addresses the degree to which people are competitive rather than easygoing is termed: a. assertiveness. b. competitiveness. c. aggressiveness. d. risk taking. (c; Moderate; p. 485) 8. The key characteristic of organizational culture which addresses the degree to which employees are expected to exhibit precision is termed: a. accuracy orientation. b. precision. c. attention to detail. d. stability. (c; Easy; p. 485) 9. The key characteristic of organizational culture which assesses the degree to which organizational activities emphasize maintaining the status quo in contrast to growth is: a. permanence. b. aggressiveness orientation. c. stability. d. competitiveness. (c; Easy; p. 485) 10. In contrasting organizational culture with job satisfaction, the former _____while the latter _____. a. is written; is implied b. is implied; describes c. evaluates; describes d. describes; evaluates (d; Moderate; p. 486) 11. _____expresses the core values that are shared by a majority of the organization’s members. a.
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OB11_TIF16 - Chapter 16 Organizational Culture MULTIPLE...

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