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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Management Quiz - 12

1. Which leadership studies called the dimensions of leadership behavior “initiating structure” and “consideration”?
[A]University of Michigan studies
[B]Blake and Mouton’s managerial grid
[C]House’s path-goal theory
[D]Ohio State studies



2. There is a set of motivational techniques available to the managers to improve the productivity and performance of employees. Which one of the following is not a motivational technique?
[A]Rewards
[B]Participation
[C]Job analysis
[D]Job enrichment



3. Innovation differs from change in that, innovation tends to be more difficult because it
[A]Takes place much quickly
[B]Relies on incorporating significant new ideas
[C]Is reactive in nature and correct responses are difficult to manage
[D]Must take place after change occurs



4. Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales (BARS) is a sophisticated performance rating method. Which of the following is not true with regard to BARS?
[A]BARS minimizes subjective interpretation inherent in graphic rating scales
[B]BARS makes use of ‘anchors’ (common reference points of performance)
[C]BARS concentrates on job-specific behaviors and hence is highly meaningful
[D]BARS is a simple and cost-effective rating method



5. Mark's Embroidery produces custom-made embroidery products. One department sells to retail customers, another department sells to catalog customers and a third department sells only to college bookstores. Mark's Embroidery is departmentalized by
[A]Product
[B]Customer
[C]Geographical location
[D]Process



6. Blake and Mouton’s Managerial Grid is an approach to defining leadership styles based on a manager’s concern for people and concern for production. Which of the following styles of management assumes that exertion of minimum effort to get required work done is appropriate to sustain organization membership?
[A]Authority-obedience management
[B]Team management
[C]Country Club management
[D]Impoverished management



7. While making decisions managers generate a number of alternatives to solve a particular problem. The criterion on which they do not evaluate the alternatives is
[A]Quality
[B]Habit
[C]Cost
[D]Feasibility



8. Vamsi, a candidate for the position of Professional Service Representative in Zydus Cadila, was required to make a presentation on a new anti-asthma inhaler before a panel of physicians in the company, as part of the selection process. Which of the following tests was Vamsi undergoing?
[A]Knowledge test
[B]Work sample test
[C]Intelligence test
[D]Personality test



9. Which of the following types of managers have a strong inclination to minimize expenditure?
[A]Moral managers
[B]Intentional amoral managers
[C]Unintentional amoral managers
[D]Immoral managers



10. The determination of an individuals work related responsibilities is called
[A]Job organization
[B]Job specialization
[C]Job rotation
[D]Job design



11. Mc Gregor suggested that there are two sets of assumptions that shape the way managers treat their employees. Which of the following is not correct about his theory?
[A]Theory Y assumes that an average person will accept, even seek responsibility
[B]Theory Z is a combination of theory X and theory Y
[C]Theory X managers assume that lower- order needs dominate individuals
[D]Theory X managers see people as irresponsible and lazy



12. A skills inventory is a computerized database containing basic information about each employee that can be used to assess the availability of candidates for meeting current and future human resource needs. Which of the following is an application of skills inventory?
[A]Forecasting manpower demand
[B]Forecasting manpower supply
[C]Replacement training
[D]Succession planning



13. Decentralization is the systematic delegation of authority in an organization-wide context. Which of the following factors does not influence the degree of decentralization in an organization?
[A]Size of the organization
[B]External environment
[C]Geographical location of the organization
[D]Geographical dispersion of the organization



14. Which of the following leadership models recommends a dynamic and flexible leadership style rather than static style and is based on the premise that leaders need to alter their behaviors depending on one major situational factor – the readiness of followers?
[A]Fiedler’s Contingency Approach to Leadership
[B]Path-Goal Theory
[C]Vroom-Yetton’s Model
[D]Hersey and Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Model



15. Mr.Sunil works for “Energy Engineering Works”. Apart from the regular compensation, the company provides him with things such as tuition reimbursement, recreational opportunities etc. What is the name given to these things of value?
[A]Incentives
[B]Benefits
[C]Rewards
[D]Compensation



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