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BADM 310 Practice Exam #2 Page 1 of 13 BA310 Practice Exam for Part 2 These questions are meant to be generally similar to those you are likely to see on the exam. However, the practice exam has fewer Cango questions. Movie clip and Cango questions will appear on the regular exam, as they did on the first exam. Also, the selection of question topics on the regular exam will not be exactly as on the practice exam. Some topics that appear on the practice exam will not appear on the regular exam, and vice versa. Please use the study guide as the best guide to potential question topics. There is an answer key at the end of this document. Questions: 1. You are responsible for increasing worker productivity at a manufacturing plant. Therefore, you begin to formulate standard procedures, select workers whose skills match their tasks, and offer rewards to those workers who perform at a high level. Which of the following theories emphasize ALL these types of actions? a. Weber and Ideal Bureaucracies b. Hawthorne Studies and Behavioral Management c. Maslow and Hierarchy of Needs d. Taylor and Scientific Management 2. Which one of the following does NOT describe Taylor’s principles of scientific management? 3. Jumbo Co. produces office furniture and its external environment is changing. Managers had focused on efficiency, but are now striving to increase effectiveness in Jumbo’s production systems. Which of the following might be a good way for Jumbo to do this? 1
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BADM 310 Practice Exam #2 Page 2 of 13 4. Jason is the founder of a successful high-tech company. The company started with about 10 employees. He was “the boss” and managed quite informally. However, the company has grown to the point that it now employs over 100 people and things seem a bit out of control. Jason believes that the old informal approach is not viable for a company of such size. He decides to set up a more formal organizational structure to improve internal control and coordination. Based on what we discussed in class, which approach to management best explains Jason’s decision? 5. Remember the film “Catch-22.” We saw the doctor agreeing that certain rules didn’t make sense, but also saying that he would follow the rules in any case so as to avoid trouble. What characteristic of bureaucracy does this highlight?
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