Which of the following statements regarding control

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23. Which of the following statements regarding control systems is not accurate? a. Requisite variety can be achieved by increasing the amount of variety in the control system. b. Increasing variety in the control system can be achieved by increasing the number of performance standards and the number of items to be controlled. c. Requisite variety can be achieved by increasing the amount of variety in the system being controlled. d. To maintain adequate control in any system, the control system must contain as much variety as the system being controlled. e. The law of requisite variety suggests that simple control systems may not have sufficient variety to cope with the complex systems they are trying to control. ANS: C DIF: M OBJ: 3 NOT: Recall 24. __________ refers to the number of activities, processes, or items that are measured and controlled. 25. The top managers of Prodigy Communications put considerable thought into the number of activities, processes, and items that the company measures and controls. In other words, Prodigy's managers are concerned about the amount of __________ in their control system. 26. To maintain adequate control in any system, the control system must contain as much variety as the system being controlled. This is known as the 27. The managers at Mitchell Home Builders recognize that, because so many materials and parts go into the construction of the homes, and these materials have so many sources, they must employ extensive control systems at all stages of construction in order to ensure that the finished homes meet their performance standards. Mitchell Home Builders is following the principles of the 123
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a. law of needful variety. b. law of requisite variety. c. law of conditional plurality. d. law of requisite miscellany. e. law of conditional variety. ANS: B DIF: M OBJ: 3 NOT: Application 28. Edgar James, a process engineer with WMX Technologies, is concerned with the number of activities, processes, and items that are measured and controlled in his system. Edgar is concerned with
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