Planning And Decision Making

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Question 1
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_____ is defined as the process of choosing a goal and developing a method or strategy to achieve that goal.

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A

Controlling

B

Organizing

C

Leading

D

Planning

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Question 2
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Which of the following statements is true of planning?

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A

It fixes all organizational problems.

B

It creates an environment of uncertainty.

C

It encourages behavioral changes in an organization.

D

It intensifies the effort put in by managers and employees.

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Question 3
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Which of the following is a benefit of planning?

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A

It fixes all organizational problems.

B

It ensures the existence of a company.

C

It gives direction to managerial efforts.

D

It encourages change in an organization.

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Question 4
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Which of the following is a disadvantage of planning?

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A

It increases employee turnover.

B

It creates a false sense of certainty.

C

It decreases the effort put in by managers and employees.

D

It pressures employees to work for extended periods.

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Question 5
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A drawback of planning is that it:

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fails to provide direction to managerial activities.

B

causes detachment, which leads planners to plan for things they do not understand.

C

discourages employees to put in additional efforts when following a plan.

D

decreases persistence among employees, and leads to slackness.

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Question 6
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_____ is defined as the determination to achieve an objective.

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A
Goal setting
B
Satisficing
C
Groupthink
D
Goal commitment
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Question 7
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Jim is the operations manager of a car manufacturing company in the United States. He wants to set up production plants in three other countries by the end of the current year. After he has set this goal, which of the following is the next step he should ideally take in order to achieve this goal?

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Determine the profits the production plants will make
B
Track progress toward goal achievement
C
Develop commitment to the goal
D
Reward hard working employees for their work
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Question 8
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Clarespharm, a pharmaceutical company, wants to be the market leader in the country of Jefnamia by the end of the next fiscal year. To start working toward this goal, the marketing department of Clarespharm sets targets for the marketing teams. Which of the following is ideally the next step for achieving Clarespharm's goal to be the market leader?

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Developing effective action plans
B
Tracking progress toward goal achievement
C
Developing commitment to the goal
D
Maintaining flexibility in planning
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Question 9
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The most popular approach to increase goal commitment is to:

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A
minimize employee involvement in planning.
B
encourage employee participation while setting goals.
C
ask the top management to assign goals.
D
develop less challenging goals.
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Question 10
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Jimmy is the sales manager of, Packaday, a packaging and shipping company. He has created a plan that will increase Packaday's customer base by 2.5 percent in the next two months. In this scenario, Jimmy has set a _____ .

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A
recurrent goal
B
passive goal
C
visionary goal
D
proximal goal
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Question 11
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Cassie runs a cake shop. Her primary goal is to set up the largest chain of cake shops in the city. Apart from this goal, another goal of Cassie's is to sell 400 cakes in December. In this scenario, Cassie's goal of selling 400 cakes in December is an example of a _____ .

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capstone goal
B
passive goal
C
distal goal
D
proximal goal
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Question 12
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Chad is the human resources manager of a chain of stationery stores. The company intends to open two new outlets, and Chad plans to recruit staff for both the outlets by the end of the month. In this scenario, Chad's staffing target serves as a _____ .

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capstone goal
B
passive goal
C
distal goal
D
proximal goal
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Question 13
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Terragemt, a construction company, has to complete the construction of a skyscraper by the end of the next fiscal year. To meet this target, the site engineers have made plans to complete one floor each week. In this scenario, Terragemt's plan to complete one floor each week is an example of a _____ .

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capstone goal
B
passive goal
C
proximal goal
D
distal goal
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Question 14
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Barromt Bank has applied for a certification and has weekly inspections until it is granted the certification. To get positive feedback for the upcoming weekly inspection, the employees of Barromt Bank are finishing their pending work. In this scenario, the employees of Barromt Bank are most likely working toward a _____ by finishing work for the weekly inspection.

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capstone goal
B
passive goal
C
distal goal
D
proximal goal
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Question 15
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Trendown Inc. has launched a plan to completely transition from a clothing retailer to a cosmetic brand by the end of the year. It has 24 stores across the city, and the management sets a target to transition two stores by the end of each month. In this scenario, Trendown Inc.'s monthly target is an example of a _____ .

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capstone goal
B
passive goal
C
distal goal
D
proximal goal
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Question 16
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Autowizic Inc., an automobile manufacturing company, plans to move its operations to a different city by the end of the year. It sets a target of moving one department by the end of each month, so that all the departments can be moved within a year. In this scenario, Autowizic's plan of moving its operations to a different city by the end of the year is an example of a _____ .

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provisional goal
B
foundational goal
C
proximal goal
D
distal goal
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Question 17
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Gordop, an automobile manufacturer, wants to be the market leader in the sedan category in five years' time. To achieve this target, it sets a goal of expanding its market by 10% each month. In this scenario, Gordop's goal of becoming the market leader in the sedan category represents a _____ .

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provisional goal
B
foundational goal
C
proximal goal
D
distal goal
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Question 18
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Gilbert, the CEO of a theme park, plans to have branches of the theme park in 20 countries in 10 years' time. To achieve this goal, he plans to set up branches in at least two countries by the end of each year. In this scenario, Gilbert's plan to have branches of the theme park in 20 countries in 10 years' time is an example of a _____ .

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provisional goal
B
distal goal
C
proximal goal
D
foundational goal
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Question 19
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Lancencus, a software company, plans to double its workforce in the next 10 years. To achieve this goal, the human resources manager of the company sets a target to increase the company workforce by 20% each year. In this scenario, Lancencus's plan to double its workforce in the next 10 years is an example of a _____ .

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recurrent goal
B
productivity goal
C
operative goal
D
distal goal
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Question 20
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In the context of tracking progress toward goal achievement, which of the following is a difference between proximal goals and distal goals?

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Proximal goals are referred to as primary goals, whereas distal goals are referred to as subgoals.
B
Proximal goals define the final objective to be achieved, whereas distal goals define the steps that should be taken to achieve the final objective.
C
Proximal goals can be procrastinated because they have low immediacy, whereas distal goals cannot be procrastinated because they have high immediacy.
D
Proximal goals are short-term goals, whereas distal goals are long-term goals.
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