Employees are not punished when initiatives fail due

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Employees are not punished when initiatives fail due to changes in external environment that could not have been predicted. Employees are often rewarded for successful initiatives even when the employees' efforts did not contribute to the success of the initiative. Employees are rewarded for positive outcomes but not punished for negative ones. Employees are punished for negative outcomes but not rewarded for positive ones. Difficulty: 3 QuestionID: 06-2-152 Page-Reference: N/A Skill: Analysis Objective: N/A Answer: Employees are not punished when initiatives fail due to changes in external environment that could not have been predicted.
15. Cathi Prokofit is a candidate for a position at Domino Grace, a financial services firm. She knows that corporate culture can have a large impact on employees, and so she is trying to learn as much as she can about the culture at Domino Grace. During one of her interviews, a Domino Grace Human Resources representative describes the culture as very team-oriented, people-oriented, and hard-working. Cathi has learned that organizations that promote employees' knowledge of the organization's history tend to have strong corporate cultures and that Domino Grace employees lack such knowledge. Cathi concludes that Domino Grace lacks a strong corporate culture. Which of the following points out a flaw in this reasoning? It fails to consider the possibility that Domino Grace has a long history that would inspire employees. It mistakenly assumes that all companies with strong corporate cultures adopt the same corporate culture. It erroneously concludes that the strength of a corporate culture has no effect on that company's performance. It is based on the belief that a few exceptions invalidate a rule that applies in most cases. It presupposes that employees' knowledge of company history is necessary in order to have a strong corporate culture. Difficulty: 3 QuestionID: 06-2-153 Page-Reference: N/A Skill: Analysis Objective: N/A Answer: It presupposes that employees' knowledge of company history is necessary in order to have a strong corporate culture. 16. Cathi Prokofit is a candidate for a position at Domino Grace, a financial services firm. She knows that corporate culture can have a large impact on employees, and so she is trying to learn as much as she can about the culture at Domino Grace. During one of her interviews, a Domino Grace Human Resources representative describes the culture as very team-oriented, people-oriented, and hard-working. Which of the following, if true, would BEST support the conclusion that Domino Grace has a weak corporate culture? Operations employees operate in a team-based environment; human resources employees promote a people-oriented atmosphere. The sales department is run in a highly competitive way; the executives at Domino Grace seek a stable revenue stream instead of spending resources pursuing new revenue streams.

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