CHAP8.TB - Chapter 8 Job Design True/False 1 The...

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Chapter 8 Job Design True/False 1. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations are an example of an environmental factor that can affect job design. Answer: True Page: 284 Moderate 2. The acceptability of a job’s design is partially due to societal expectations. Answer: True Page: 284 Easy 3. The implementation of a computer-aided design system has been found to decrease and change communication patterns on the job, decrease skill requirements, and decrease the formalization of work methods. Answer: False Page: 285 Moderate 4. Cross-functional integration is the act of combining several jobs into one. Answer: True Page: 286 Moderate 5. A company's technology can be readily changed to lead to more effective performance without considering the implications of the social environment in the workplace. Answer: False Page: 286 Difficult 6. Sociotechnical systems involve forming autonomous work groups that recognize the importance of integrating the social and technical systems. Answer: True Page: 287 Easy
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Chapter 8—Job Design 7. One of the problems with the scientific approach to management was that it led to too much consideration about the worker's satisfaction. Answer: False Page: 288 Moderate 8. The passage of the Wagner Act in 1935 gave employees the right to organize and unionize. Answer: True Page: 288 Moderate 9. Job enlargement involves giving employees more responsibility and control over their work. Answer: False Page: 290 Easy 10. Job enrichment involves expanding jobs horizontally. Answer: False Page: 290 Difficult 11. Work teams are most effective when they have no more than 12-15 members. Answer: True Page: 291 Moderate 12. Autonomous work groups need goals that are set low so they will be achieved with certainty. Answer: False Page: 291 Difficult 13. A quality circle is designed to find ways to improve the quality of the product through improving the production process and improving the salary and benefits of employees. Answer: False Page: 292 Difficult 14. Task identity refers to the importance of the job. Answer: False Page: 295 Easy 15. Experienced meaningfulness is the degree to which employees perceive the work as being meaningful, valuable, and worthwhile. Answer: True Page: 296 Easy 8-2
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Chapter 8—Job Design 16. Building flexibility into an organization is an easy and inexpensive task. Answer: False Page: 298 Difficult 17. Flextime gives employees some discretion over when they start and stop their work day. Answer: True Page: 299 Easy 18. Telecommuting is an outgrowth of the computer revolution. Answer: True Page: 299 Moderate 19. The first step in strategic job redesign is the recognition that a change is needed. Answer: True Page: 301 Easy 20. After a systematic cost/benefit analysis, managers often believe that they have all information needed to make the correct decision. Answer:
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CHAP8.TB - Chapter 8 Job Design True/False 1 The...

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