53. Job enrichment tends to increase the quality of products or services.
54. Empowerment is the process of putting employees in situations involving job rotation and
55. People are empowered when they feel self-dete
121. Which of the following is NOT a component of empowerment?
C. Mental imagery
122. _ represents an employee's experienced meaningfulness in their work, a sense
of self-determination, confidence i
61. Self-leadership borrows ideas from social learning theory and research in sports psychology
on constructive thought processes.
62. Self-leadership suggests that goals should be set by the employee's supervisor with or
without the employee's
114. A video journalist's job consists of operating the camera, reporting the story, and often
editing the work, whereas these three tasks are traditionally performed by three people. Video
journalism is an example of:
B. job enrichmen
5. (p. 167) One problem with seniority-based rewards is that they cause higher turnover.
6. (p. 168-169) Job evaluations systematically evaluate the worth of each job within the
organization by measuring
144. A rubber recycling plant employed 150 unskilled and relatively low-paid production
employees. Although employees were unhappy about their pay levels as well as noise and heat
in the plant, most had been with the company for a long time because there
Chapter 06 Applied Performance Practices Answer Key
True / False Questions
1. (p. 167) People with a high power distance give money a low priority in their lives.
2. (p. 167) Research suggests that men a
148. Self-leadership provides a different way of thinking about motivating employees. Identify
and fully describe three of the elements of the self-leadership model and briefly explain how
self-leadership differs from other applied motivation practices.
146. ABC Ltd. has a large secretarial pool on the third floor of company headquarters where
professional and lower-level managers have their reports and other documents word-processed.
The tasks are received by the secretarial pool coordinator and assigne
141. Compare and contrast gainsharing with employee share ownership plans.
142. XYZ Ltd. has just introduced a performance-based reward system for all production
employees. The plan pays employees a team-based bonus based on the reduction of labor costs
125. Empowerment is known to:
A. increase employee motivation and performance.
B. reduce conflict between employees and their supervisors.
C. increase employee trust in management.
D. increase employee responsiveness to problems and opportunities.
15. (p. 169) One advantage of competency-based rewards is that measuring employee
competencies is mostly done through objective measurement methods.
16. (p. 170) Gainsharing plans focus on cost reduction
Issues in Accounting Practices
Accounting History, Context of Accounting, and Accounting
Accounting of the corporation is studied in this course.
Working and issues Related to
32. (p. 176) The philosophy behind Scientific Management is to increase job enrichment and
decrease job specialization.
33. (p. 176) Adam Smith introduced the principles of Scientific Management.
28. (p. 176) Job specialization usually reduces the employee's work efficiency.
29. (p. 176) Job specialization increases work efficiency, but it tends to reduce employee
23. (p. 173) The more employees see a direct connection between their daily actions and a reward,
the more they are motivated to improve performance.
24. (p. 173) Companies should use individual-level perfo
36. (p. 177) Motivator-Hygiene Theory highlights the idea that job content is an important source
of employee motivation.
37. (p. 178) Jobs with a high level of task significance provide freedom, independence,
19. (p. 172) Employee share ownership plans and share options tend to create an "ownership
culture" in which employees feel aligned with the organization's success.
20. (p. 172) Gainsharing and share-owners
When you have eliminated the impossible, all that is left is the truth
How Would You Balance the Budget without raising taxes or borrowing more money?
There has been much discussion of late about balancing the U.S. budget, and whether this can be
138. Almost every organization rewards people to some extent for their job status. Discuss
three potential problems with rewarding employees for their job status. Your answer should
also briefly describe how organizations reward people for
130. Self-monitoring and designing natural rewards are both:
A. constructive thought pattern practices.
B. forms of job specialization.
C. discouraged by organizational behaviour scholars.
D. part of the self-leadership process.
E. elements of competency-
74. The problem with membership and seniority-based rewards is that:
A. they discourage people from remaining with the organization.
B. they are difficult to use in organizational settings.
C. they do not directly motivate job performance.
D. All of the a
82. Which of the following is most consistent with employability namely, that employees
are expected to continuously learn skills that will keep them employed?
A. Competency-based rewards
B. Job status rewards
C. Job evaluation systems
D. Individual perfo
31. Scientific Management is the process of systematically dividing work into its smallest
possible elements and standardizing work activities to achieve maximum efficiency.
32. The philosophy behind Scientific Management is to increase job enr
45. Companies sometimes introduce job rotation for reasons other than reducing job boredom.
46. Job enlargement increases skill variety.
47. Job enlargement increases an employee's growth needs.
48. A video journalist is s
38. The Job Characteristics Model identifies five core job characteristics and three
39. Task identity is the degree to which the job has a substantial impact on the organization
and/or larger society.
23. The more employees see a direct connection between their daily actions and a reward, the
more they are motivated to improve performance.
24. Companies should use individual-level performance-based pay when jobs are highly
Applied Performance Practices
True / False Questions
1. People with a high power distance give money a low priority in their lives.
2. Research suggests that men and women differ in their attitudes towards money.