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Chapter 01 - Introduction to Organizational Behavior Chapter 01 Introduction to Organizational Behavior True / False Questions 1. World trade is growing at a slower rate than is world gross domestic product. True False 2. A culturally diverse workforce is becoming a reality in the United States. True False 3. In recent years, Japan and China have become racially diverse societies. True False 4. African-Americans are one of the slowest-growing groups in the U.S. employee workforce. True False 5. In a general sense, technology is the process that converts raw materials or intellectual capital into products or services. True False 6. Technology can yield a competitive advantage only when it is utilized effectively. True False 7. Information is a commodity that, when applied effectively, can result in higher growth and productivity. True False 1-1
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Chapter 01 - Introduction to Organizational Behavior 8. The formal and modern study of management started in Babylonia, around 5000 B.C. True False 9. A common body of management knowledge had been developed prior to the rise of the Roman Empire. True False 10. A new industrial era began in the United States around the time of the Civil War. True False 11. According to Frederick W. Taylor, father of scientific management, management and labor must operate independently to achieve the maximum good for society. True False 12. Frederick Taylor, father of scientific management, stated that there should be an almost equal division of work and responsibility between managers and non-managers. True False 13. Organizational Behavior (OB) is considered a way of thinking. True False 14. The field of Organizational Behavior (OB) is personality-oriented. True False 15. In the field of Organizational Behavior (OB), the scientific method is deemed important in studying variables and relationships. True False 1-2
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Chapter 01 - Introduction to Organizational Behavior 16. The Internet is an example of an electronic information sharing system. True False 17. Most things that a leader will face within an organization are fixed and inactive. True False 18. Mary Parker Follett, following in the footsteps of Taylor's scientific management, embraced his view of human needs and workplace relationships. True False 19. Mary Parker Follet was one of the first management theorists to promote participatory decision making and decentralization. True False 20. The Hawthorne Studies discovered that workers are more productive when they are observed and studied, because it makes them feel important. True False 21. During the Hawthorne studies, Harvard researchers found that individual behavior was modified within, and by, work groups. True False 22. Organizations tend to create societies, within which they may compatibly exist. True False 23. The economic data churned out by the government every month fails to identify whether workers are working harder or smarter.
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