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Question 1
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Multiple Choice

Business strategies,grand strategies,and ______ are critically important in crafting a successful future.

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A

Long-term objectives

B

Core rigidities

C

Business units

D

Functional hierarchies

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Question 2
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To make business strategies,grand strategies and long-term objectives a reality,the people in an organization who ________ need guidance in exactly what they need to do.

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A

"Do the work"

B

Make corporate decisions

C

Manage the business unit

D

Compete

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Question 3
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___________ are measurable outcomes achievable or intended to be achieved in one year or less.

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A

Targets

B

Goals

C

Short-term objectives

D

Long-term objectives

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Question 4
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Short-term objectives are usually:

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A

Completed within two months

B

Quantitative

C

Qualitative

D

Set to be completed within five years

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Question 5
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Short-term objectives __________ long-term objectives.

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A

Limit the effectiveness of

B

Operationalize

C

Decrease the need for

D

Justify

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Question 6
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If X-Corp.'s car polish division has committed to a 30 percent gain in revenue over six years,they must consider the specific target in revenue during the current quarter to indicate they are making appropriate progress.This smaller objective for the fiscal quarter is called a:

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A
Short-term objective
B
Short-term technique
C
Long-term objective
D
Strategic goal
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Question 7
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Discussion about and agreement on short-term objectives help raise issues and potential conflicts within an organization that usually:

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A
Need little coordination
B
Require additional personnel
C
Focus on public relations
D
Require organizational coordination
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Question 8
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Short-term objectives assist strategy implementation by identifying measurable outcomes of action plans or functional activities,which can make feedback,correction and evaluation

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A
More relevant and acceptable
B
More expensive
C
More difficult
D
More geared toward growth
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Question 9
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Short-term objectives are usually accompanied by subsequent:

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A
Action ideas
B
Long-term objectives
C
Action plans
D
Policies
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Question 10
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_______ are usually accompanied by subsequent action plans.

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A
Action ideas
B
Long-term objectives
C
Short-term objectives
D
Policies
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Question 11
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Which of the following items is NOT an example of how action plans enhance short-term objectives?

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A
Specificity
B
Link to long-term strategy
C
Time frame for completion
D
Definition of who is responsible for what
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Question 12
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______ identify who is responsible for each action in the plan.

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A
Action ideas
B
Long-term objectives
C
Action plans
D
Policies
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Question 13
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Which of the following is NOT an example of a quality of effective short-term objectives?

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A
Measurability
B
Priorities
C
Definition of the market
D
Linked to long-term objectives
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Question 14
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Difficulties in quantifying objectives often can be overcome by initially focusing on measurable activity and then identifying measurable

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A
resources
B
capabilities
C
outcomes
D
policies
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Question 15
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Short-term objectives are more consistent when they clearly state what is to be accomplished,when it will be accomplished and how its accomplishment will be:

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A
Qualified
B
Benchmarked
C
Measured
D
Strategized
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Question 16
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________ can help avoid conflicting assumptions about the relative importance of annual objectives,which could otherwise inhibit progress toward strategic effectiveness.

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A
Establishing priorities
B
Establishing action plans
C
Distinguishing the measurable objectives
D
Establishing measurable outcomes
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Question 17
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It is far easier to quantify the objectives of ______ ,like production,than of certain ______ areas like personnel.

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A
Line units; function
B
Staff units; line
C
Outcomes; staff
D
Line units; staff
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Question 18
Multiple Choice

Difficulties in quantifying objectives can often be overcome by initially focusing on _________ and then identifying _________ .

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A
Measurability; functions
B
Measurable activity; measurable outcomes
C
Measurable outcomes; measurable activity
D
Line units; measurable activity
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Question 19
Multiple Choice

A(n) _______ does not necessarily communicate the real difference in the importance of objectives.

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A
Simple flow
B
Simple ranking
C
Statistical measure
D
Established priority
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Question 20
Multiple Choice

Words like "primary," "top," and "secondary," may be used to indicate:

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A
Long-term objectives
B
Measurability
C
Priority
D
Strategic objectives
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