Saturday, February 18, 2012

Management Quiz - 30

1. In order to reduce the subjective interpretation inherent in graphic rating scales, performanceappraisal experts have developed
[A]Formal appraisal
[B]Informal appraisal
[C]Standard appraisal
[D]Behaviorally anchored rating scales

2. Supervisor’s rating of individual employees on characteristics using typically a five grade system iscalled
[A]Formal Appraisal
[B]Informal Appraisal
[D]Graphic rating scale

3. A career strategy should be designed to overcome weaknesses and utilize strengths so as to takeadvantage of career opportunities. There are various steps in formulating a career strategy. Which ofthe following steps will precede the others in formulating a career strategy?
[A]Development of Strategic Career Alternatives
[B]Analysis of Personal Strengths and Weaknesses
[C]Consistency Testing and Strategic Choices
[D]Implementation of the Career Plan

4. Performance appraisal methods must consider various aspects of a job. Which of the following typesof appraisal implies evaluating an individual based on actual job performance?

5. The selection process involves choosing the candidates who best meet the qualifications and have thegreatest aptitude for the job. Different kinds of selection devices are used for the purpose. Asking acandidate for an automotive mechanic’s position to assemble and disassemble part of an enginemotor would be an example of what kind of selection device?
[A]Knowledge Test
[B]Personality Test
[C]Performance Test
[D]Intelligence Test

6. Which of the following focuses on the qualifications a person must possess to perform a given jobsuccessfully?
[A]Job analysis
[B]Job specification
[C]Job description
[D]Job rotation

7. The selection process involves choosing the candidates who best meet the qualifications and have thegreatest aptitude for the job. Different kinds of selection devices are used for the purpose. Theinterview, as a selection device, is most useful for which of the following types of occupations?
[A]Crane operator
[D]Bank manager

8. There are three means of assessing internal labor supply. They are: (i) skills inventory, (ii)replacement planning and (iii) succession planning. Which of the following does not pertain to skills inventory while assessing internal labor supply?
[A]Employee skill
[B]Employee interest
[C]Employee turnover
[D]Employee performance

9. In recent years, research has proved that culture has a tremendous impact on management practices.Which of the following is not a feature of Organizational Culture?
[A]It is based on certain norms
[B]It promotes dominant and stable values
[C]It shapes philosophy and rules
[D]It focuses on profit

10. Some researches focus their attention on the internal culture of an organization, while others examinethe impact of external culture on managerial practices. The most significant ways that culture istransmitted to employees in an organization, consist of
[A]Language, stories, rituals, and rewards
[B]Rituals, tales of woe, symbols, and language
[C]Stories, rituals, myths, and language
[D]Symbols, rituals, language, and systems

11. Every organization structure, even a poor one, can be charted. Which of the following is false withrespect to Organization Chart?
[A]It is a vital tool for providing information about organizational relationships
[B]It provides a visual map of the chain of command
[C]Charting an organization structure can show up the complexities and inconsistencies, which can be corrected
[D]It shows authority relationships as well as informal and informational relationships

12. Centralisation is the systematic and consistent reservation of authority at central points within anorganization. Which of the following characteristics makes centralisation more appropriate?
[A]The environment is complex and uncertain
[B]Decisions are relatively minor
[C]Lower level managers are capable and experienced decision-makers
[D]Lower level managers are reluctant to be involved in decision-making

13. Power is a much broader concept than authority, and it is the ability of individuals or groups toinduce or influence the beliefs or actions of other persons and groups. Power can be derived frommany sources. The manager’s source of power that comes directly from his formal position within theorganization is called

14. There can be different types of powers. Doctors, lawyers and engineers, who are respected for theirspecial knowledge or skill, are said to possess which of the following types of power?
[A]Legitimate Power
[B]Expert Power
[C]Referent Power
[D]Reward Power

15. Decentralization applies to the systematic delegation of authority in an organization-wide context. In which of the following cases would a company be least likely to adopt a decentralized structure?
[A]The product line is homogeneous
[B]The raw materials are distantly located
[C]Quick decisions have to be taken
[D]Creativity is desirable