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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 17 Organizational Culture MULTIPLE CHOICE Institutionalization: A Forerunner of Culture 1. When an organization takes on a life of its own, we can say that it has _____. a. acquired a culture b. developed subcultures c. evolved d. become immortal e. become institutionalized (e; Moderate; p. 572) 2. Which of the following is not true about institutionalization? a. It operates to produce common understandings about appropriate behavior. b. Acceptable modes of behavior become largely self-evident to its members. c. It means the organization has acquired immortality. d. The organizations mission becomes stable. e. The organization becomes valued for itself. (d; Challenging; p. 572) What Is Organizational Culture? 3. _____is a shared system of meaning held by the organizations members that distinguishes the organization from other organizations. a. Institutionalization b. Organizational culture c. Socialization d. Formalization e. Corporate image (b; Easy; p. 572) 4. Which of the following is not a characteristic of organizational culture? a. attention to detail b. innovation c. formality orientation d. team orientation e. outcome orientation (c; Moderate; p. 573-574) 5. _____ orientation is the characteristic of organizational culture that addresses the degree to which management decisions take into consideration the effect of outcomes on people within the organization. a. Humanistic b. Community c. Team d. People e. Relationship (d; Moderate; p. 573-574) 6. The key characteristic of organizational culture that addresses the degree to which people are competitive rather than easygoing is termed _____. a. assertiveness b. competitiveness 95 c. aversiveness d. risk taking e. aggressiveness (e; Moderate; p. 573-574) 7. The key characteristic of organizational culture that addresses the degree to which employees are expected to exhibit precision is termed _____. a. accuracy orientation b. accountability c. attention to detail d. stability e. reactivity (c; Easy; p. 573-574) 8. The key characteristic of organizational culture that assesses the degree to which organizational activities emphasize maintaining the status quo in contrast to growth is termed _____. a. permanence b. aggressiveness orientation c. stability d. competitiveness e. reflexivity (c; Easy; p. 573-574) 9. In contrasting organizational culture with job satisfaction, organizational culture is a(n) _____ term, while job satisfaction is a(n) _____ term. a. predictive; reactive b. implied; stated c. reflective; affective d. descriptive; evaluative e. inductive; deductive (d; Moderate; p. 575) 10. The macro view of culture that gives an organization its distinct personality is its _____ culture....
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course FIN 551 taught by Professor Aoolf during the Spring '12 term at Kentucky State University.
- Spring '12