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Mgm Exam #1 Ch. 1,2,3

The process of management involves the functions of planning________ leading, and controlling
An effective manager acheives both high performance results and high levels of ______ among people doing the required work
Performance efficiency is a measure of the ____assoicated with task accomplishment
resource costs
The requirment that a manager answer to a high-level boss for results achieved by a work team is called _______
Productivity is a measure of the quantity and _______ of work produced, with resource utiilzation taken into account.
_______ managers pay special attention to the external enviorment, looking for problems and opportunities and finding ways to deal with them
The accounting manager for a local newspaper would be considered a ______ manager, whereas the plant manager in a manufacturing firm would be considered a _______ manager
staff, line
When a team leader clarifies desired work targets and deadlines for a work team, he or she is fulfilling the management function of _____
The process of building and maintaing good working relationships with others who may help implement a manager's work agenda is called _________
In Katz's framework, top managers tend to rely more on their ________skills than do first-line managers
The research of Mintzberg and others concludes that managers ______
always live with the pressures of performance responsibility
When someone with a negative attitude toward minorities makes a decision to deny advancement opportunities to a Hispanic worker, this is an example of _______
Among the trends in the new workplace, one can expect to find ______
more valuing people as human assets
The managers role in the "upside down pyramid" view or organizations is best described as providing _________ so that operating workers can directly serve ______
support, customers
The management function of ______ is being performed when a retail manager measures daily sales in the women's apparel department and compares them with daily sales targets.
The assumption that people are complex with widely varying needs is most associated with the ______ management approaches
The father of scientific management is _____
Fredrick Taylor
When the registrar of a university deals with students by an identification number rather than a name, which charateristic of bureaucracy is being displayed and what is its intended benefit?
impersonality and fairness is intended
If an organization was performing poorly and Henri Fayol was called in as a consultant, what would he most likely suggest to improve things?
teach managers to better plan and control
One example of how scientific management principles are applied in organizations today would be ________
a results-based compensation system
The Hawthorne studies are important because they raised awareness of the important influences of ________ on productivity
human factors
Advice to study a job, carefully train workers to do that job, and link financial incentives to job performance would most likely come from ________
scientific management
The highest level in Maslow's hierarchy includes _______ needs
Conflict between the mature adult personality and a rigid organization was a major concern of _________
When people perform in a situation as they are expected to, this is sometimes called the ________ effect
Resource acquisition and customer satisfaction are important when an organization is viewed as a _______
open system
When your local bank and credit union is viewed as an open system, the loan-processing department would be considered a _______
When a manager notices that Sheryl has strong social needs and assigns her a job in customer relations, while also being sure to give Kwabena lots of praise because of his strong ego needs, the manager is displaying ________
contingency thinking
In a learning organization, as described by Peter Senge, one would expect to find _______
employees who are willing to set aside old thinking and embrace new ways
When managers try to avoid hearsay and make decisions based on solid facts and information, this is known as ______
evidence-based management
Under t he _______ view of ethical behavior, a business owner would be considered ethical if she reduced a plant's workforce by 10% in order to cut costs to keep the business from failing and thus save jobs for the other 90%
A managers failure to enforce a late-to-work policy the same way for all employees is an ethical violation of ________ justice
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 makes it easier for corporate executives to _______
be tried and sentenced to jail for financial misconduct
Two "spotlight" questions for conducting the ethics double-check of a decision are "How would I feel if my family found out about this" and ______________
"How would I feel if this was printed in the local newspaper"
Research on ethical dilemmas indicates that _____ are often the cause of unethical behavior by people at work
pressures form bosses superiors
Values are personal beliefs that help determine whether a behavior will be considered ethical or unethical. An example of a terminal value is _______
Customers, investors, employees and regulators are examples of _______ that are important in the analysis of corporate social responsibility
A _______ is someone who exposed the ethical misdeeds of others
A proponent of the classical view of corporate social responsibility would most likely agree with which of these statements?
By acting responsibly, businesses avoid government regulation
An amoral manager ______
takes action without considering whether or not the behavior is ethical
An organization that takes the lead in addressing emerging social issues is being ________, showing the most progressive corporate social responsibility strategy
The criterion of _______ responsibility identifies the highest level of conviction by an organization to operate in a responsible manner
Which ethical position has been criticized as a source of "ethical imperialism"
A manager supports an organizations attempts at self-governance when he or she always tries to achieve performance objectives in ways that are _________
ethical and socially responsible
The potential for greed to influence decisions is most likely when one follows the _________ approach to ethics