Quiz 7(a) - Strategic Management Quiz 7(a) 0.5 negative...

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Strategic Management Quiz 7(a) 0.5 negative mark for each wrong answer Multiple Choice Section 1- Which   one   of   the   following   is  not   something   that   shapes   and   helps   define   a  company's culture? A) The core values and business principles that executives espouse together with the operating  practices and behaviors that define "how we do things around here" B) The company's standards of what is ethically acceptable and what is not, along with the  legends and stories that people repeat to illustrate and reinforce the company's core values,  traditions, and business practices C) A company's approach to people management and its style of operating D) The strategy and business model that the company has adopted E) The "chemistry" and "personality" that permeates its work environment 2- Once a company's culture becomes ingrained, then the culture can be perpetuated  by: A) establishing   a   code   of   ethics   and   encouraging   company   personnel   to   practice   the  advocated ethical standards in conducting company operations. B) deliberately avoiding diversification or acquisition so as not to upset the internal cultural  balance or risk a cultural clash with a newly-acquired company. C) continuing with the same organization structure. D) continuity of long-term direction and top management leadership. E) carefully screening and selecting new  employees according to how  well  their values,  attitudes, and personality fit the culture; systematic indoctrination of new members in the  culture's fundamentals; frequent reiteration of core values by senior managers and group  members;   and   regular   ceremonies   honoring   members   who   display   desired   cultural  behaviors. 3- The characteristics of a strong culture company include all but which one of the  following? A) Deeply rooted values and operating approaches that "regulate" the conduct of a company's  business and the climate of its workplace B) A   strong   managerial   commitment   to   conducting   the   company's   business   according   to  established traditions C) Top executives with high ethical standards and personal integrity D) Using core values and ingrained business principles as guides in making decisions E) Frequent and dedicated efforts on the part of management to communicating values and  business principles to organization members and explaining how they relate to the company's  business environment
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4- The characteristics of a weak company culture include: A) deep hostility to change and to people who champion new ways of doing things. B)
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2011 for the course BUS 10001 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology.

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