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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 14Designing Organizations TRUE/FALSE 1. In Learning from Experience: Lowes Companies, Inc., the organization plans to stick to urban markets where sales are increasing. ANS: F The organization plans to continue opening stores in rural areas. PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 423-424 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Environmental Influence MSC: Recall 2. In Learning from Experience: Lowes Companies, Inc., the organizations biggest competitor in Mexico is Home Depot. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 423-424 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Environmental Influence MSC: Recall 3. Selecting a structure for tasks, responsibilities, and authority relationships within organizations is referred to as organization design. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 424 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Strategy MSC: Recall 4. Decisions about organization design often involve the diagnosis of an organization's culture, power and political behaviors, and jobs design. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 424 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Strategy MSC: Recall 5. Organizational design represents the outcomes of a decision-making process that includes environmental factors, strategic choices, and technological factors. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 424 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Strategy MSC: Recall 6. The term department often identifies a specialized function within an organization, such as human resources, production, accounting, and purchasing. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 424 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Strategy MSC: Recall 7. In contrast to a department, the term division typically is used to identify a broader, often autonomous part of an organization that performs many, if not all, the functions of the parent organization with respect to a product or large geographic area. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 424 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Strategy MSC: Recall 8. An organization chart shows how things really get done in an organization and who really has the political clout to make things happen. ANS: F How things really get done in an organization and who really has the political clout to make things happen cannot be represented in an organization chart. PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 424 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Strategy MSC: Recall 9. An organization chart provides insight on how departments fit together. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: Moderate REF: p. 424 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Strategy MSC: Recall 10. Three primary factors that affect organization design decisions are differentiation, integration, and strategy. ANS: F The three primary factors that affect organization design decisions are: environment, business strategy, and technology. PTS: 1 DIF: Easy REF: p. 426 OBJ: 14-1 NAT: AACSB Analytic | Strategy MSC: Recall 11. Managers need only be concerned with the characteristics of the present environment facing the organization when assessing environmental factors as part of an organization design effort....
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Ch14 - Chapter 14Designing Organizations TRUE/FALSE 1. In...

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