David_TIF_Ch07 - 136 CHAPTER 7 Implementing Strategies Management and Operations Issues True/False The Nature of Strategy Implementation 1

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CHAPTER 7 Implementing Strategies: Management and Operations Issues True/False The Nature of Strategy Implementation 1. Effective strategy formulation can usually guarantee successful strategy implementation. Ans: F Page 262 2. Strategy formulation is the managing of forces during the action, whereas strategy implementation is the positioning of forces before the action. Ans: F Page: 262 3. Strategy formulation requires coordination among a few individuals, but strategy implementation requires coordination among many. Ans: T Page: 262 4. It is always easier to say you are going to do something (strategy formulation) than to actually do it (strategy implementation). Ans: T Page: 262 5. Unlike strategy formulation, strategy implementation varies considerably among different types and sizes of organizations. Ans: T Page: 262 6. A bottom-up flow of communication is essential for developing top-down support. Ans: F Page: 264 Annual Objectives 7. Annual objectives are key components in the strategic-management process because they dictate how resources will be allocated. Ans: T Page: 264 136
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8. Horizontal consistency is more important than vertical consistency in developing annual objectives. Ans: F Page: 266 9. Undesirable conduct such as distorting the record can be a result of overemphasis on achieving objectives. Ans: T Page: 266 Policies 10. Policies refer to specific guidelines, methods, procedures, rules, forms, and administrative practices established to support and encourage work toward stated goals. Ans: T Page 266 11. Strategies clarify what can and cannot be done in pursuit of an organization’s objectives. Ans: F Page: 266 Resource Allocation 12. Not allocating resources according to the priorities indicated by approved objectives is detrimental to the strategic-management process. Ans: T Page: 268 13. Four types of resources that can be used to achieve desired objectives are financial, physical, human and technological. Ans: T Page: 269 Managing Conflict 14. Avoidance, infusion and confrontation are the classifications for the various approaches for minimizing and resolving conflict. Ans: F Page: 269 15. Conflict of any kind is avoidable in organizations. Ans: F Page: 269 137
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16. Concerning managing and resolving conflict, defusion includes such actions as ignoring the problem in hopes that the conflict will resolve itself. Ans: F Page 269 17. Holding a meeting at which conflicting parties present their views and work through their differences is part of the diffusion strategy of managing conflict. Ans: F Page: 270 18. Exchanging members of conflicting parties so each can gain an appreciation of the other’s point of view exemplifies a confrontation approach. Ans: T
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David_TIF_Ch07 - 136 CHAPTER 7 Implementing Strategies Management and Operations Issues True/False The Nature of Strategy Implementation 1

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