Organizational Culture

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Question 1
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Manuel is a manager for a manufacturing company in which managers are expected to fully document all decisions and in which it is important to provide detailed data to support any recommendations. Also, out-of-the-box thinking is dissuaded. Which characteristic of organizational culture describes this aspect of Manuel's job?

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A

low team orientation

B

high aggressiveness

C

low adaptability

D

low outcome orientation

E

high people orientation

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Question 2
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Danny's boss is apathetic as to whether Danny works at home, at the office, or from his beach house. All he cares about is that the project is completed on time, on budget, and with exemplary quality. Which characteristic of organizational culture describes this aspect of Danny's job?

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A

low risk taking

B

high outcome orientation

C

high attention to detail

D

low aggressiveness

E

high stability

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Question 3
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Which of the following characteristics of an organization's culture indicates the degree to which management decisions take into consideration the effect of outcomes on employees within the organization?

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attention to detail

B

outcome orientation

C

team orientation

D

people/customer orientation

E

stability

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Question 4
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Detail orientation is one of the six primary characteristics that capture the essence of an organization's culture. It indicates the degree to which ________ .

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A

employees are encouraged to be innovative and take risks

B

management focuses on results or outcomes rather than on the techniques and processes used to achieve them

C

management decisions take into consideration the effect of outcomes on people within the organization

D

work activities are organized around teams rather than individuals

E

employees are expected to exhibit precision, analysis, and attention to detail

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Question 5
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The key characteristic of organizational culture that addresses the degree to which people exhibit integrity and high ethical standards in their work is termed ________ .

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A

assertiveness

B

team orientation

C

averseness

D

risk taking

E

integrity

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Question 6
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Which of the following statements best describes the difference between organizational culture and job satisfaction?

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A
Job satisfaction depends upon the level of "power distance" in the country, but organizational culture does not.
B
Organizational culture is static, whereas job satisfaction is dynamic.
C
Job satisfaction is immeasurable, whereas organizational culture is measurable.
D
Organizational culture is descriptive, whereas job satisfaction is evaluative.
E
Job satisfaction depends on the structure of the organization, but organizational culture does not.
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Question 7
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An aircraft manufacturer with a strong presence in the United States, is looking to expand its market overseas. The firm currently sells its aircraft to several airlines in the United Kingdom but now wants to establish manufacturing units there as well in order to acquire a bigger share in the European market. Hence, it plans to merge with QueenAir, a British aircraft manufacturer. Which of the following, if true, would weaken the company's decision to merge with QueenAir?

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A
Merging with QueenAir would increase its profits considerably.
B
There is increasing economic uncertainty in its U.S. market.
C
The preferences of airline customers in Europe and the U.S. are similar.
D
There is a striking difference in the organizational cultures of the two firms.
E
A competitor in the U.S. market recently went out of business.
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Question 8
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Which of the following statements is true regarding an organization's culture?

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A
Organizational culture is evaluative rather than descriptive.
B
Large organizations rarely have subcultures.
C
A dominant culture expresses the core values shared by a majority of the organization's members.
D
A strong culture reduces employee satisfaction and increases employee turnover.
E
Subcultures and dominant cultures do not share any common values.
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Question 9
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Minicultures that tend to develop in large organizations to reflect common problems or experiences faced by the members in the same department or location are often called ________ .

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A
micro-cultures
B
subcultures
C
divisional cultures
D
microcosms
E
countercultures
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Question 10
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Jean works for Fahrenheit Publishing, which is a publisher of scientific journals. The company is dominated by low risk taking and high attention to detail. Jean's department is committed to high team orientation and provides many team-building activities in which Jean and other department members work together and socialize. Which of the following statements best describes Jean's department?

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A
Jean's department is an example of a primary microcosm.
B
Jean's department's culture is stronger than the dominant culture in the organization.
C
Jean's department has developed a subculture.
D
Jean's department's culture is undefined.
E
Jean's department's culture has low stability.
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Question 11
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________ are indicators of a strong organizational culture.

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A
High levels of dissension
B
High rates of employee turnover
C
Completely horizontal organizational charts
D
Narrowly defined roles
E
Widely shared values
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Question 12
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In the ________ employees value growth, variety, attention to detail, stimulation, and autonomy.

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A
market
B
adhocracy
C
clan
D
bureaucracy
E
hierarchy
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Question 13
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Which of the following is most likely to result from a strong organizational culture?

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high organizational commitment
B
low employee satisfaction
C
low loyalty
D
high absenteeism
E
low behavioral control resulting from the climate within the organization
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Question 14
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A strong culture should increase employee loyalty because it results in ________ .

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a highly centralized organization
B
narrow spans of control
C
cohesiveness and organizational commitment
D
a highly formalized organization
E
an outcome-oriented organization
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Question 15
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A strong culture can act as a substitute for which of the following?

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institutionalization
B
formalization
C
socialization
D
centralization
E
social support
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Question 16
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A culture that expresses the core values that are shared by a majority of the organization's members is known as a(n) ________ culture.

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dominant
B
primary
C
fundamental
D
unique
E
essential
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Question 17
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Rogue Vogue Corp. is an apparel company. To keep up with the latest changes in the fashion industry, the company has to come up with innovative designs and follow strict timelines. The culture of the company values integrity, high ethical standards, and risk taking. The members of the organization accept these cultural values. They know exactly what is expected of them, and these expectations go a long way in shaping their behavior. In addition to this, the culture of the marketing department is outcome oriented and the finance department emphasizes attention to detail.
-The organizational culture of Rogue Vogue Corp. is an example of a(n) ________ .

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A
autocratic culture
B
subculture
C
lowly formalized culture
D
reflective culture
E
dominant culture
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Question 18
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Rogue Vogue Corp. is an apparel company. To keep up with the latest changes in the fashion industry, the company has to come up with innovative designs and follow strict timelines. The culture of the company values integrity, high ethical standards, and risk taking. The members of the organization accept these cultural values. They know exactly what is expected of them, and these expectations go a long way in shaping their behavior. In addition to this, the culture of the marketing department is outcome oriented and the finance department emphasizes attention to detail.
-Integrity and high ethical standards are called the ________ of the culture at the Rogue Vogue Corp.

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A
foundational values
B
institutional traits
C
core values
D
significant traits
E
unique values
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Question 19
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Rogue Vogue Corp. is an apparel company. To keep up with the latest changes in the fashion industry, the company has to come up with innovative designs and follow strict timelines. The culture of the company values integrity, high ethical standards, and risk taking. The members of the organization accept these cultural values. They know exactly what is expected of them, and these expectations go a long way in shaping their behavior. In addition to this, the culture of the marketing department is outcome oriented and the finance department emphasizes attention to detail.
-In addition to the organizational culture at Rogue Vogue Corp., the finance department emphasizes attention to detail. In this example, attention to detail is a part of the ________ of the organization.

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core values
B
significant traits
C
dominant culture
D
foundational values
E
subculture
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Question 20
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Rogue Vogue Corp. is an apparel company. To keep up with the latest changes in the fashion industry, the company has to come up with innovative designs and follow strict timelines. The culture of the company values integrity, high ethical standards, and risk taking. The members of the organization accept these cultural values. They know exactly what is expected of them, and these expectations go a long way in shaping their behavior. In addition to this, the culture of the marketing department is outcome oriented and the finance department emphasizes attention to detail.
-Based on the information in the scenario, we can say that Rogue Vogue Corp. ________ .

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A
is a highly decentralized organization
B
is a virtual organization
C
has a strong culture
D
is a boundary-laden organization
E
is a matrix organization
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