Designing Adaptive Organizations

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Question 1
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_____ is the vertical and horizontal configuration of departments, authority, and jobs within a company.

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A

Organizational index

B

Organizational engineering

C

Organizational orientation

D

Organizational structure

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Question 2
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_____ is a method of subdividing work and workers into separate organizational units that take responsibility for completing particular tasks.

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A

Reengineering

B

Departmentalization

C

Decentralization

D

Class reconstruction

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Question 3
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Which of the following statements is true of functional departmentalization?

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A

It allows work to be done by highly qualified specialists.

B

It is likely to lead to faster decision making as companies grow.

C

It causes duplication of resources, which often results in higher costs.

D

It is a hybrid structure in which two or more forms of departmentalization are used together.

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Question 4
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In the context of organizational structures, which of the following forms of departmentalization lowers costs by reducing duplication?

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Functional departmentalization

B

Customer departmentalization

C

Geographic departmentalization

D

Product departmentalization

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Question 5
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Jasemach Inc., a machinery manufacturing company, has organized its labor force into separate divisions for procurement, marketing, accounting, sales, transportation, and production. Given this information, which of the following organizational structures is Jasemach Inc. most likely following?

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A

Functional departmentalization

B

Product departmentalization

C

Customer departmentalization

D

Geographic departmentalization

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Question 6
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The manager of Flogymki, a newly opened continental restaurant, decides to organize the restaurant's labor force into separate divisions for purchases, serving, home delivery, accounting, cooking, etc. Given this information, which of the following organizational structures does the restaurant manager intend to implement at Flogymki?

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Product departmentalization
B
Functional departmentalization
C
Customer departmentalization
D
Geographic departmentalization
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Question 7
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Larry, a human resources executive at Printopress, caters to the human resources needs of other departments in the company, such as printing, publishing, marketing, accounting, and transportation. In this scenario, which of the following types of organizational structures does Printopress most likely follow?

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Functional departmentalization
B
Product departmentalization
C
Customer departmentalization
D
Geographic departmentalization
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Question 8
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Sharon works in the travel division of Weston Inc., a software company, and is responsible for arranging the travel documents of the employees who travel to other countries for official purposes. The documents are sorted based on the different divisions of the company, such as marketing, sales, training, and production. Given this information, which of the following organizational structures does Weston Inc. most likely follow?

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Geographic departmentalization
B
Product departmentalization
C
Customer departmentalization
D
Functional departmentalization
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Question 9
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Jonamser Bank has separate legal, marketing, finance, and human resources divisions. Each of these units has qualified specialists pertaining to the concerned department. Given this information, which of the following organizational structures does Jonamser Bank most likely follow?

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Functional departmentalization
B
Product departmentalization
C
Customer departmentalization
D
Geographic departmentalization
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Question 10
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Bridget's Gifts, a gift store in Janville, has four departments: flowers and soft toys, cards and e-cards, metal collectibles, and photo albums and scrapbooks. These departments are responsible for manufacturing their own commodities. In this scenario, Bridget's Gifts most likely uses _____ to organize its work and employees into separate units.

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A
matrix departmentalization
B
functional departmentalization
C
product departmentalization
D
customer departmentalization
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Question 11
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Which of the following is an advantage of product departmentalization?

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A
It allows managers and workers to specialize in one area of expertise.
B
It makes cross-department coordination less problematic.
C
It reduces costs by reducing duplication.
D
It results in slower decision making by managers and workers.
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Question 12
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LifeAura, a lifestyle accessories store, organizes its workforce into different divisions such as home décor, sports, clothing, and electronics. In this scenario, which of the following organizational structures does LifeAura most likely follow?

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Functional departmentalization
B
Product departmentalization
C
Customer departmentalization
D
Geographic departmentalization
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Question 13
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Clanacotta, a designing firm, organizes its workforce into departments based on the service the department provides, such as web designing, magazine designing, and portfolio publishing. In this scenario, Clanacotta most likely follows _____ .

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functional departmentalization
B
customer departmentalization
C
product departmentalization
D
geographic departmentalization
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Question 14
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Willie is the production manager of the sterile ophthalmic formulations division of Pharmogrep, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company. Other divisions in the company include sterile otic formulations, nonsterile nasal formulations, and nonsterile otic formulations. In this scenario, which of the following organizational structures does Pharmogrep most likely follow?

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Functional departmentalization
B
Product departmentalization
C
Customer departmentalization
D
Geographic departmentalization
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Question 15
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Aisletton, an electronic gadgets manufacturer, organizes its workforce into various departments based on the service the department provides. These departments include cell phones, gaming consoles, television sets, cameras, and watches. In this scenario, Aisletton most likely follows _____ .

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functional departmentalization
B
geographic departmentalization
C
customer departmentalization
D
product departmentalization
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Question 16
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Ballooshu, a large dairy cooperative, organizes its labor force into different divisions for the manufacture of butter, cheese, cultured dairy, frozen desserts, ice cream, milk, and milk powder. In this scenario, which of the following organizational structures does Ballooshu most likely follow?

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Functional departmentalization
B
Product departmentalization
C
Customer departmentalization
D
Geographic departmentalization
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Question 17
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Which of the following is a similarity between functional departmentalization and product departmentalization?

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A
Both allow managers and workers to specialize in one area of expertise.
B
Both allow managers and workers to develop a broad set of experiences related to an entire product line.
C
Both make it difficult for top managers to assess work-unit performance.
D
Both result in increased costs due to high levels of duplication.
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Question 18
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The primary disadvantage of customer departmentalization is:

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that it leads to slower decision making.
B
that it leads to duplication of resources.
C
the tremendous managerial skills required to coordinate between different departments.
D
the loss of control over the quality of work done by different departments.
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Question 19
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Calcunick, a travel agency, organizes its labor force into departments based on the category of clients the respective department serves. These departments include individual travel, couple travel, family travel, and group travel. In this scenario, Calcunick most likely follows _____ .

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functional departmentalization
B
product departmentalization
C
customer departmentalization
D
geographic departmentalization
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Question 20
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Shmature, a law firm, organizes its staff into various departments depending on the type of clients it deals with. These departments include federally incorporated organizations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. In this scenario, Shmature most likely follows _____ .

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functional departmentalization
B
customer departmentalization
C
product departmentalization
D
geographic departmentalization
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