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Chapter 16 Organizational Structure and Design 1. (p. 483) All jobs contain some degree of the right to exact obedience from others. FALSE All jobs contain some degree of the right to make decisions, but not all jobs contain the right to exact obedience from others. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #1 2. (p. 485) Some organizations have eliminated the hierarchy through which authority flows from the highest-level manager to the lowest-level manager. FALSE All organizations have a hierarchy of authority from the lowest-level manager to the highest level. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #2 3. (p. 485) Managers can change an organization's structure by changing the degree of job specialization. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #3 4. (p. 485) Delegation of authority refers specifically to doing work. FALSE Delegation of authority refers specifically to making decisions, not to doing work. Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #4 1
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5. (p. 486) A relatively high delegation of authority encourages the development of new work teams. FALSE A relatively high delegation of authority encourages the development of managers . Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #5 6. (p. 486) Advancement of managers on the basis of demonstrated performance can eliminate favoritism and minimize personality in the promotion process. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #6 7. (p. 486) Significant competition exists only when individuals have authority to do those things that enable them to win. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #7 8. (p. 486) The high cost of formal management training programs is always offset by the benefits. FALSE Formal training programs can be quite expensive, which can more than outweigh the benefits. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #8 9. (p. 487) Top management must have some means of reviewing the use of authority by lower levels of management. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #9 2
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10. (p. 487) The number of specialized jobs that a single manager can effectively coordinate is essentially unlimited. FALSE There comes a point at which the number of specialized jobs can no longer be effectively coordinated by a single manager. Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #10 11. (p. 487) The crucial managerial consideration when creating departments is determining the basis for grouping jobs. TRUE Difficulty: Medium Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #11 12. (p. 488) A major disadvantage of the departmental basis is that organizational goals may be sacrificed in favor of departmental goals. TRUE Difficulty: Easy Ivancevich - Chapter 16 #12 13. (p. 489) Managers of many large, diversified companies group jobs on the basis of product. TRUE
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