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0324302592_72716 - Chapter 8ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN...

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Chapter 8—ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN TRUE/FALSE 1. Organizational design is a plan for arranging and coordinating the activities of an organization for the purpose of fulfilling its mission and achieving its goals. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 1 2. In general, the more complex the operation, the more simple its design must be. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 1 3. There is not a universal design appropriate for all organizations. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 1 4. Recent years have been characterized by a need for corporate redesign in both profit seeking and nonprofit organizations. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 2 5. An organization's strategy has significant implications for its structure. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 6. In general, four types of organizational structures are predominant in organizations today: functional, divisional, matrix, and focused. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 7. The structuring process involves creating departments by grouping tasks on the basis of some common characteristic such as function, product, or geographic market. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 8. The most commonly used organizational structure is the functional structure. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 9. The functional structure groups organizational members according to the particular functions they perform within the organization. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 10. A functional structure supports task specialization and may help employees develop better job-related skills. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 11. Duplication of resources is a major disadvantage of the functional structure. 190
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ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 12. Functional structures facilitate specialization, engender cohesive work groups, and improve operational efficiency. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 13. Most divisional structures are designed so that members of the organization are grouped on the basis of common products, geographic regions, or customers served. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 14. In general, product divisional structures are most appropriate for organizations with limited product lines that either have wide geographic coverage or desire to grow through geographic expansion. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 15. Product divisional structures are considered most appropriate for organizations with relatively homogenous product lines. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 16. Organizations pursuing international strategies rarely choose a geographically based structure. ANS: F DIF: E OBJ: 3 17. A customer-based structure is appropriate for organizations that have separate customer groups with very specific and distinct needs. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 18. A disadvantage of the matrix structure is that it is complex, leading to difficulties in implementation. ANS: T DIF: E OBJ: 3 19. The three primary types of network structures are internal, stable, and dynamic. ANS: T
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0324302592_72716 - Chapter 8ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN...

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