Organizational Behavior

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Chapter 1 - The Field of Organizational Behavior

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Pharmacia is an example of a company that: a. experienced culture clashes as a result of a merger. b. ignored technological advances to its harm. c. is a great employer in terms of human resources, but an unprofitable company. d. focused on balance sheets rather than human resources.
Answer a Page 2

2. _____ is a structured social system consisting of groups and individuals working together to meet some agreed-upon objective. a. An open system b. An organization c. A work team d. Scientific management
Answer b Page 3

3. Organizational behavior: a. is a social science that examines people’s behavior in society,
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"The only way to get people to work hard is to push them." d. "Focus on organizations and people will take care of themselves."
Answer b Page 9

15. The perspective suggesting that organizational behavior is affected by a large number of interacting individual, situational, and organizational factors is: a. the contingency approach to OB. b. classical management theory. c. Theory X and Theory Y. d. an organizational change perspective.
Answer a Page 9

16. A drawback of a contingency perspective is: a. in its rigidity. b. its rejection of the scientific method. c. different situations produce different answers. d. its poor accuracy and high complexity in the answers it provides.
Answer c Page 9

17. Which of the following strategies would Frederick Taylor recommend to improve productivity? a. Paying workers a salary or hourly wage. b. Improving worker job satisfaction. c. Implementing a program of careful selection and training of all employees. d. Expanding job responsibilities for each worker.
Answer c Page 10

18. Time-and-motion studies: a. look at visual perception and performance. b. try to find the best way to perform jobs by streamlining individual movements. c. try to find ways to humanize the jobs of people. d. focus on improving work group coordination.
Answer b Page 10

19. ____ conducted the time-and-motion studies to classify and

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