Chapter 10 TB - Multiple Choice Questions Determining where decisions are made in the organization's hierarchy.1.defines spatial differentiation

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Multiple Choice Questions 1 . Determining where decisions are made in the organization's hierarchy a. defines spatial differentiation . b. refers to work specialization . c. defines the degree of centralization . d. refers to the process of organization design . 2 . The idea that jobs should be broken down into the simplest of steps, with one step generally assigned to each individual refers to a. span of control . b. work specialization . c. chain of command . d. line authority . 3 . The MAIN problem to be expected when unity of command principle is ignored is that a. employees have potential trouble coping with conflicting Priorities and demands . b. supervisors cannot keep abreast of what all their subordinates are doing . c. decision making is slow . d. there is not enough flexibility . 4 . Authority is to a Specific position as ____________ is to an individual . a. decision making b. responsibility c. span of control d. power 5 . Which of the following statements is LEAST accurate regarding power ? a. Functional departments are wedges in the core . b. The closer one is to the outer edge of the core, the more Power one has . c. The organization's hierarchy is directly represented at the edge of the core . d. The closer one is to the power core, the more influence one has on decisions . 6 . The rights inherent in one's job constitute _____________ while the capacity to influence decisions is ._______________ a. power; authority b. power; responsibility c. authority; responsibility d. authority; power 7 . Concerning the span of control, early management writers believed that a. stronger managers should have a larger span of control . b. top managers should have a larger span of control . c. lower-level managers should have a larger span of control .
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d. new managers should have a larger span of control . 8 . A _____ span of control is associated with many levels of management, which gives rise to a _____ organizational structure . a. wide; tall b. wide; flat c. narrow; tall d. narrow; flat 9 . _________ involves the delegation of decision-making and authority to lower levels in the organization . a. Decentralization b. Departmentalization c. Specialization d. Centralization 10 . In a consulting firm, the consultants have _____ authority since their work directly contributes to the bottom line, whereas consultants in a manufacturing firm have _____ authority because they are used in an advisory capacity
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Chapter 10 TB - Multiple Choice Questions Determining where decisions are made in the organization's hierarchy.1.defines spatial differentiation

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