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1)Which of the following is an example of escalating commitment?           Henry Ford reverse engineered the Chicago meatpacking process when devising his assembly line

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1)Which of the following is an example of escalating commitment?

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Henry Ford reverse engineered the Chicago meatpacking process when devising his assembly line.
  2. Clifton, a project manager, has to make a series of decisions, both simple and complex, by the end of the month. Which of the following suggest that Cliffton has the tendency known as Gresham’s law planning?
  3. In classical model, once you have identified a problem or opportunity, the next step is to_______.
  4. Which of the following is true of operations managers?
  5. Kenneth is a manager for a content management firm. He realizes that the firm requires five technicians to maintain and update the firm’s servers. Which of the following actions would suggest that Kenneth is developing objectives and criteria according to the classical model?
  6. Scott Refinery, based in Washington, processes approximately three hundred thousand barrels of crude oil a day. Which production process does it follow?
  7. In an automobile ales unit, the manager has given 6 out of 7 car salesman a bonus for good performance. Despite this, the unit kept underperforming in comparison to its counterparts. Which of the following is the most probable cause for this?
  8. Encarta with its software products. Britannica offered digital versions of its encyclopedia, but priced them high to encourage consumers to purchase its nicely bound volumes. The plan failed. Sales have continued to spiral downward after Wikipedia, a tree online encyclopedia, gain popularity. Which of the following statements sums up this scenario most clearly?
  9. More than 90% of all innovations occur by managers within an organization.
  10. Which of the following is drawback of the clan approach of organizational control?
  11. After winning a huge contract to build an expressway, AZ Builders Corp. has decided to create a cross-functional team that will be made u of experts from different fields….

 

  1. Hot Oven Bakery has an order for 1000 boxes of chocolate chip cookies from Shoprite supermarkets. They also have an order for 300 boxes of gingersnaps. Which of the production processes is Hot Oven Bakery most likely to follow?

 

  1. The fundamental notion of process reengineering is that form influences function.
  2. Department A shows an annual after-tax profit of $400,000 from invested assets of $12 million. Department B shows an annual after-tax profit of $400,000 from invested assets of $8 million. Which unit had the best financial performance?
  3. Which of the following consequences of groupthink is similar to retrospective decision making?
  4. Which of the following assessments carried out by the manager of a chain of used-car dealership has the largest scope?
  5. TMQ emphasizes “quality at the source,” that is quality inspection at all stages of production or service output.
  6. Which of the following directives should an individual follow to become an effective cross-cultural communicator?
  7. ______ expedites the management of complicated supply chain relationships and processes.
  8. The profits  of Dunkin’ Donuts are down by quarter. The management believes this is because of the high cost of the raw materials being used. Matt, the operations manager, should used the ______ model so that total inventory costs are minimized.
  9. Which of the following statements is true about the nominal group technique?
  10. A sales manager announces that all weekly sales reports must be submitted via e-mail, rather than hardcopy. However, some of the veteran staff members….
  11. The line managers at Harmony Corp. believe that the introduction of the customer care hotline facility has been a huge mistake. They are overwhelmed…
  12. Most businesses and many other organizations are likely to be insensitive to moves made by their direct competitors, especially those in response to changes in the market or customers’ preferences.

 

  1. Most business and many other organizations are likely to be insensitive to moves made by their direct competitors, especially those in response to changes in the market or customers’ preferences
  2. Which of the following techniques will be the least likely to overcome employee resistance during the moving stage of the change process?
  3. Which of the following is a decision making strategy that use questionnaires?
  4. Capacity planning for operations managers is a routine activity with little risk
  5. In which of the following cases is the need for change the least?
  6. Lotus cars uses a manufacturing process in which individual steps in the assembly of the product are carried out by workers or machines as the product is moved along. Which manufacturing process is Lotus Cars using?
  7. Which of the following statements is true of interpersonal barriers to communication?
  8. Top executes at McCain Ericsson Bank have taken up business process reengineering to improve the standards of the organization. They are unsure in their current loan application process is an adequate measure of determining whether or not a loan should be given to an individual. Which of the following elements are they considering?
  9. The manager of chain of fast food restaurant has noticed that the number of breakfast customers has fallen by 50 percent in the last 6 months. The manager believes this precipitous decline may be due to the extensive marketing campaign a competitor is running to promote its “good-to-go” breakfast menu. Which of the following steps would be most likely to regain the lost customers?
  10. Which of the following statements is true about multiple advocacy?
  11. In which of the following organizations will strategic controls work the best?
  12. Upon discovering stronger than expected sales of its product, a manufacturer of baby food finds the senior citizens who wear dentures are buying the meals meant for toddlers. Consequently the firms targets a new line of packaged meals to senior citizens. This case suggest managers should always
  13. Seth Craig  a senior manager in financial consulting firm is interviewing candidates for the position of accounting executive. He has short listed three candidates:  Kenneth, Nora and Lance, for the final round of interview. Seth is well aware that Lance has had performance problems in the preview job, but still favor him for this position. Which of the following is most similar to this situation?
  14. Which of the following statements is true about the movement phase of the change process?
  15. Which of the following statements is true regarding achieving effective negotiations?
  16. Which of the following questions is matter of strategic scope for an organization?
  17. Lance Crooger the CEO of Heithz Co, realizes that the company is losing its competitive advantage due to lack of transparency and communication within the organization. He notices that costumers are shifting to competitors products because of Heithz’s lack of effective customer service agents  who are directly  in touch with the customers did not have decision making authority. After following the rational model of decision making process. Lance concludes that decentralizing the organizational hierarchy will solve most of the problems and provide Heithz’s costumers service agents with decision making ability, resulting in better service. However, Lance realizes that most of Heithz’s senior management will be against this decision because they will feel that their subordinates will receive more power. Lance is now determining ways to tackle senior management resistance. Which step of the rational model is Lance presently in?
  18. Change is typically stimulated when something is anticipated to change or actually changes in the environment
  19. As the complexity of managing supply chains has increased, its potential strategic importance has decreased
  20. Which of the following typically serves as the four pillars of an organization?
  21. Extensive control measures almost always deflate employee morale and lower profitability, irrespective of the situation
  22. Which of the following statements is true of networking?
  23.  Sales of photocopy machines manufactured by xenon  ltd. have declined substantially, resulting in lower revenues. Most members of the core executive group blame unrealistic goals for this outcome. Which of the following is the strongest counterargument for this?
  24. Dr Magorium’s Toy  Co. Mangers hold a meeting every July to decide on the Christmas season offerings to be made that year in order to make good revenues for the organization. Which of the following scenarios best parallels this?
  25. Chris manages a team of legal content developers at Spartal, a legal process outsourcing company In order to meet an important deadline. Chris wants the employees to work for a few extra hours…..
  26. No hard and fast boundaries separate strategic, operational and tactical controls

 

 

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