The legitimacy inherent in one's job is _____, whereas the ability to influence someone else is____.
As a management trainee, you are assigned to a mentor and gain considerable insight into the nature of management and how to behave in different managerial situations. The relationship you have with the mentor is based on ____ power.
According to the strategic contingency perspective, which one of the following factors is NOT a primary factor used to explain differences in power between departments?
Amount of formal authority given departments
To use power ethically a manager should examine the behavior by asking three questions regarding criterion outcomes:
Distributive justice, utilitarian, and individual rights
McClelland has found that the best managers are those who have:
A high need for social power and a low need for affiliation
An individual who seems to always have a full calendar and is frequently going to meetings displays ___, according to Korda.
According to Michael Korda's view on power which emphasizes symbols of power, which of the following are the three unusual symbols used to explain power differences between individuals?
Furnishings, time power, and standing by
Research has shown that four tactics are used most frequently regardless of the target of the influence attempt. Which of the following is NOT one of the four tactics used most frequently?
Evidence indicates that the influence tactic which has the most positive effect on supervisors' assessments of promot-abiltiy is:
The textbook suggested that there were three ways a manager can use influence tactics well or in a positive manner. Which of the following is NOT one of the key ways to positively use influence?
Use job-related tactics
The ability to get things done through positive interpersonal relationships outside the formal organization is known as:
It is easier to encourage employee empowerment when the organization highly values ___ and ___ power.
Which of the following set of dimensions comprise the essence of empowerment?
Meaning, competence, self-determination, and impact
The organization rewards sought from using all four of the empowerment dimensions discussed in your text include:
Increased effectiveness, less stress, and higher job satisfaction
Empowerment can be thought about as being related to which two job dimensions?
Job content and job context
Self-management or the highest level of empowerment represents:
Decision-making control over job content and job context
Kotter suggests that leadership and management:
Are two distinct, yet complementary systems of action in organizations
Trait theories of leadership attempt to:
Focus on leaders physical attributes, personality, and abilities
A major difference between trait and behavioral theories of leadership is:
Trait theories emphasize personality & ability attributes versus actions and abilities
The most pronounced consequence of laissez-faire leadership tends to be:
Chaos in the work environment
Blake and Mouton's Leadership Grid identifies the country club manager as someone who:
Creates a pleasing, happy work environment and applies minimal supervision
As a supervisor, you find yourself in a situation where you have good relationships with employees, the task is structured, and you have and can exercise strong position power. Your leadership behavior and style should be:
Situational favorableness using Fiedler's model consists of which three dimensions?
Position power, leader-member relations, and task structure
Fiedler recommends that managers, in order to be effective, should:
Carefully assess and diagnose the situation
The LPC scale is:
A projective technique that evaluates the person a leader has least preferred to work with
The path-goal theory of leader effectiveness by Robert House is based on:
The expectancy theory of motivation.
The path-goal theory assumes that leaders:
Adapt their behavior and style to fit the characteristics of the followers and the environment in which they work.
The basic idea behind leader-member exchange theory is:
Leaders form two groups of followers (in-groups and out-groups)
As a manager, your ability to diagnose conflict as good or bad is contingent upon your looking at all of the following except:
The presence of groupthink
Two departments in a university are engaged in a conflict because one had its budget cut. This is an example of conflict based on:
Two machine operators disagree over the cause of an equipment breakdown. This conflict is based on differences in:
When a child gets sick at school, the parent often must leave work to care for the child. This would be an example of
The conflict that develops when a role behavior clashes with individual values is called
Middle managers frequently are caught in a power squeeze. This conflict takes the form of
A defense mechanism in which an individual continues dysfunctional behavior that will clearly not solve a conflict is known as
When a person continually responds with pessimism to attempts at solving a problem, he/she is displaying:
An ineffective technique for dealing with conflict where a delaying action is used to buy time is referred to as:
While there are differences in the meaning of work among countries, similarities appear to exist in
Work content, measured by items such as "the amount of responsibility on the job" and job context, measured by items such as "The policies of my company"
The process of subdividing and departmentalizing an organization is ___ whereas, _____ is the process of linking jobs and departments into a cohesive whole
The process of connecting jobs and departments into a coordinated, cohesive whole is known as
The standardization and the narrow, explicit specification of task activities for workers defines
Scientific management includes all of the following elements:
Time and motion studies
Differential piece-rate systems of pay
Scientific selection of workers
Job enrichment is based on
Designing or redesigning a job by incorporating motivational factors into it
The Job Characteristics Model is a/an
Person-job fit approach to job design and employee job placement
Enlarging a job is most closely associated with which of the following core job characteristics
The interdisciplinary approach to job design emphasizing the person's interaction with physical aspects of the work environment and concern with physical exertion is the
Within the interdisciplinary approach to job design, the motivational approach is grounded in
Lower job satisfaction, motivation, and higher absenteeism will be negative outcomes that should be anticipated with which one of the following interdisciplinary approaches to job design?
All of the following are important components or approaches to the interdisciplinary approach to job design
Mechanistic approach - mechanical engineering
Motivational approach - Industrial psychology
Biological approach - biology
Perceptual motor approach - experimental psychology
An example of the subjective element of a career is
Your perception of your potential in a chosen occupation
Corporate allegiance meant
Social relationships within corporate boundaries being actively encouraged
Which of the following is an incorrect match of Holland's personality types and occupations?
Realistic....................pro baseball player
An assumption that drives Holland's theory is that people choose occupations
Based on matches with their own personality
A way of avoiding inherent conflicts between the individual and organization regarding job choice is
Realistic job preview
The best attitude toward change in the new work environment is
To think of organizational change not as a disruption to your work, but instead as the central focus of your work
Almost 40% of new managers fail within the first 18 months on the job because of
A lack of human skills
According to Levinson's life stages and career stages, middle adulthood is best associated with
The advancement/maintenance stage
The change and acquisition stage of organizational socialization occurs during the ___ career stage
Which of the following is NOT an issue that is important to the advancement stage of the career stage model?
An approach to building competencies by moving laterally through different departments or different projects is
Work-home conflicts are typically first encountered during which phase of the career stage?
According to the career research of Edgar Schein, career anchors are
Self-assessed talents, motives, and values that guide career decisions
While downsizing can increase shareholder value by better aligning costs and revenues, the effective organizations are the ones that excel at
Which of the following is NOT an external force that can stimulate the need for change?
Changes in employee's expectations
All of the following are part of globalizing an organization except:
Focusing on behavior rather than attitudes
When the organization changes its mission, culture, goals, strategy, and structure it has
Made a transformational change
A price adjustment in gasoline by an oil company in response to an excise tax increase is a/an ___ change
Change leaders within organizations tend to be all of the following except:
Middle aged, between the ages of 35-45
The introduction of US business practices into a foreign company is referred to as
In Lewin's force field analysis technique, the status quo can be viewed as a/an
State of equilibrium
Lewin's model proposes that successful change efforts require
The three-stage process must be completed
When an outside consultant provides assistance to executives concerning their interpersonal skills, conflict resolution styles, decisions approaches, and leadership styles, ___ is being used
When people with an external locus of control perform well,
They are likely to attribute their performance to luck or the fact that the task was easy
A pleasurable or positive emotional state resulting from appraisal of one's job or job experiences reflects:
Maslow's hierarchy of needs model begins with ___ needs and ends with ___ needs.
According to Tuckman's model, dependence on guidance and direction is the defining characteristic in what stage of group development?