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Friday, March 9, 2012

Management Quiz - 43 (Management Training)

1. Various selection devices are used to choose candidates who best meet the qualifications and have the greatest aptitude for the job. Asking a candidate for an automotive mechanic’s position, to assemble and disassemble part of an engine motor would be an example of what kind of selection device?
[A]Psychological test
[B]Performance test
[C]Personality test
[D]Intelligence test



2. Which of the following are advantages of an internal recruitment?
I. Training costs will be low.
II. Reliable information is available about candidates.
III. Candidates may have broader experience.
IV. Recruitment costs are low.
V. Employee morale is increased due to upward mobility opportunities.
[A](I), (II) and (III) above
[B](I), (III) and (V) above
[C](I), (IV) and (V) above
[D](II), (IV) and (V) above



3. Mr. Arbind, the CEO of E.E.C. Inc. has identified the benefits that a company can derive by practicing job rotation. But he is unable to find positions for job rotation for his managers and trainees. Which of the following can Arbind identify as suitable position(s) for job rotation?
I. Non-supervisory.
II. Observation.
III. Top-level management position.
[A]Only (I) above
[B]Only (II) above
[C]Only (III) above
[D]Both (I) and (II) above



4. According to House, a leader that sets challenging goals and expects employees to perform at their highest level is using which of the following leadership styles?
[A]Directive
[B]Achievement-oriented
[C]Participative
[D]Supportive



5. A funds flow statement
[A]Is a source of funds statement
[B]Is a statement of use of funds
[C]A statement of sources and uses of funds for a definite period between two dates
[D]Summarizes the financial results of a company’s operations over a specified time period



6. Which of the following is not a strategy for companies to remain continuously innovative?
[A]Do not resort to outsourcing of activites, instead develop them in-house
[B]Make everyone accountable
[C]Replace rigid procedures with clear business activities
[D]Challenge employees to compete



7. In which of the following methods of overcoming resistance to change, is a leader or an influential person among the potential resisters given a seemingly desirable role in the change process in order to gain the leader’s cooperation?
[A]Facilitation and support
[B]Negotiation and agreement
[C]Manipulation
[D]Cooptation



8. In Blake and Mouton’s managerial grid, which of the following styles of management minimum effort is exerted to complete work and there is dependence on previous practices, to keep the organization going?
[A]Team management
[B]Authority-obedience management
[C]Country Club management
[D]Impoverished management



9. In addition to operations research, there are other techniques for improving productivity in an organization. One such technique is ‘quality circle’. The term ‘quality circle’ refers to
[A]A work group that meets regularly to discuss, investigate and correct quality problems
[B]A stage in the group development
[C]A temporary group to establish a specific task
[D]Acceptable standards shared by a group’s members



10. Which of the following types of leaders can be perceived as agents of radical change rather than as caretakers of the status quo?
[A]Charismatic
[B]Transactional
[C]Autocratic
[D]Democratic



11. Which of the following is not a limitation of group discussion techniques to enhance creativity?
[A]Members of a group may pursue only one idea, ignoring other alternatives
[B]Members may hesitate to express their idea before the group due to fear of being ridiculed
[C]Lower level managers may not be able to express their views openly in presence of top-level managers
[D]Creativity is an individual phenomenon and cannot be discovered through groups



12. There are various means of assessing internal labor supply. Which of the following provides the organization with a well qualified pool of individuals from which top-level and middle-level managers can be selected in future?
[A]Succession Planning
[B]Replacement Planning
[C]Resources Planning
[D]Requirements Planning



13. Vikas Tripathi tore up his contract and threw it on his desk. What caused Vikas to act this way? He just learned that a new employee was hired in an entry-level position and this new employee was to earn 30 percent more than Vikas. Which of the following process theories of motivation was developed to explain Vikas’s reaction to the situation he faced?
[A]Social cognition theory
[B]Expectancy theory
[C]Equity theory
[D]Goal-setting Theory



14. Which of the following statements is false concerning Vroom's Expectancy Theory?
[A]It is based on self-interest where each employee seeks to maximize personal satisfaction
[B]Managers must understand which rewards employees will positively value
[C]The employee must see the connection between performance and rewards
[D]The theory is concerned with reality, not perceptions



15. In the US Management style, the staffing function is characterised by
I. Rapid advancement desired.
II. Loyalty to the profession.
III. Slow promotion through ranks.
IV. Appraisal of short-term results.
V. Promotions based on multiple criteria.
[A](I), (II) and (III) above
[B](I), (II) and (IV) above
[C](I), (II) and (V) above
[D](I), (III) and (IV) above



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