In polychronic time, time is viewed as being flexible and multidimensional.
An example of a trading bloc is the European Union.
When DuPont agrees to let a Brazilian company make its product Teflon, the nonstick coating, in its local
Planning occurs only at the highest levels of an organization, being done by top managers.
A career that is upwardly mobile, with a number of jobs that are fundamentally different yet still build on
one another is known as a(n) _ career.
In managing subordinates under an incentive pay plan, a manager should
regularly communicate with subordinates about the plan.
set goals with subordinates, but then leave them alone to pursue those goals.
change the plan frequently to continue to motivate
Management theorist Peter Drucker compared the workplace of the future to a
The decline in revenue in the newspaper industry is due to a sharp drop in the number of people reading
Which of the following is not a device through which culture is typically transmitted to employees?
Rites and rituals
A system of consciously coordinated activities or forces of two or more people is known as a(n)
TQM assumes that, if given empowerment, employees will focus on strategic goal setting.
A variable budget allows the allocation of resources to vary in proportion with various levels of activity.
ROI is a(n)
Personal and emotional justifications for _ include its usefulness as a shortcut and it being a way to
redress perceived unfairness.
a utilitarian approach
a lack of corporate governance
Customers are those w
Which of the following is a challenge a manager will deal with in the 21st century?
Middle-level managers are responsible for operational control.
According to a BusinessWeek summary of management studies, which of the following is characteristic of
men in the workplace, compared with women?
Being more collaborative.
Producing higher quality work.
Using a more autocratic style.
Generating more new i
Theories that try to understand the thought processes by which people decide how to act are called
job design perspectives.
According to reinforcement theo