Friday, March 23, 2012

UGC NET Question Papers (Management Quiz - 47)

1. According to Lewin, quantity of work accomplished was equal using which two types of leadershipstyles?
[A]Transformational and autocratic
[B]Laissez-fair and autocratic
[C]Democratic and autocratic
[D]Laissez-faire and democratic

2. According to the Scientific Management School of Thought, which of the following is defined as thesystematic, objective and critical examination of all the factors governing the operational efficiency of aspecified activity to bring about improvement?
[A]Work Methods Study
[B]Micromotion Study
[C]Time Study
[D]Motion Study

3. According to which of the following management approaches, does managerial practice depend oncircumstances?
[A]Systems approach
[B]Contingency approach
[C]Mc Kinsey’s 7-S framework
[D]Empirical approach

4. Akram has the ability to ‘dock’ paychecks of employees who arrive at work past 9:05 a.m. What kindof power does Akram possess?
[A]Coercive power
[B]Legitimate power
[C]Expert power
[D]Referent power

5. All of the following are characteristics of organizational culture except
[A]Member identity
[C]Observed behavioral regularities
[D]Uniform strength

6. All of the following except ______________ are considered coordination mechanisms.
[C]Task forces
[D]Profit sharing

7. An intervention, in Organization Development (OD) terms, is a systematic attempt to correct anorganizational deficiency uncovered through diagnosis. Which of the following intervention techniquesis concerned with the interpersonal relations and dynamics operating in work groups?
[A]Technostructural Activity
[B]Team Building
[C]Skill Development
[D]Process Consultation

8. Andrew Carnegie said, "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what theydo." He was suggesting the importance of
[A]Face-to-face verbal communication
[B]Non-verbal communication
[C]Cross-cultural communication
[D]Upward communication

9. Apart from the relationship between structure and strategy, there are certain contingency factors thataffect the effectiveness of a particular structure. The three contingency factors on which anorganizational structure depends on are
[A]Strategy, size and bureaucracy
[B]Strategy, autonomy and environment
[C]Communication, technology and environment
[D]Size, technology and environment

10. As a manager, Radha has a good grasp of the "big picture," visualizing the relationship of her businessto the industry and to the larger community. She is also able to see how the various parts of herorganization depend upon one another. In this way, Radha is demonstrating excellent _________ skill.

11. Assigning workers additional tasks on the same level, which increases the number of tasks they have todo, is known as
[A]Job enrichment
[B]Job enlargement
[C]Job rotation
[D]Vertical job loading

12. Authority is vital for a manager. Without authority, a manager cannot get the tasks accomplished byothers (subordinates). However, there is a much broader concept than authority, and it is the ability ofindividuals or groups to induce or influence the beliefs or actions of other persons and groups. Which of the following is such a concept?

13. Based on the degree of certainty involved, every decision-making situation falls into one of the threecategories:(i) certainty, (ii) risk and (iii) uncertainty. When predictability is lower, a condition of riskexists. Which of the following is a characteristic of decision-making under risk?
[A]The decision-maker has complete information about available alternatives, and has a good idea ofthe probability of particular outcomes for each alternative
[B]The decision-maker has complete information about available alternatives, but has no idea of theprobability of particular outcomes for each alternative
[C]The decision-maker has incomplete information about available alternatives, but has a good ideaof the probability of particular outcomes for each alternative
[D]Future environment is unpredictable and everything is in a state of flux

14. Blake and Mouton's managerial grid identifies the _________ style as characterized by a belief thatefficiency in operations results from arranging conditions of work in such a way that human elementsinterfere to a minimum degree
[B]Middle of the road
[C]Country club

15. Bounded rationality differs from the rational model in that decision makers
[A]Act irrationally
[B]Focus on easy-to-find choices
[C]Seek advice from employees
[D]Act outside the boundaries set by their organizations