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University of texas MGT 3013 Chapter 10 1)Look at the following image

Management

University of texas

MGT 3013

Chapter 10

1)Look at the following image. The dotted horizontal line (circled) represents:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Look at the following image. The vertical lines (example circled) represent:

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 One of the disadvantages of work specialization is:

 

 

4 Companies that violate the scalar principle may find that:

 

 

5 When companies create departments based on functions (for example, accounting, human resources, production, and marketing), employee work tends to become more specialized  .

 

6 One of the disadvantages of work specialization is:

 

 

 

 

Which of the following characteristics would you expect Alfredo’s Sausage to have? Check all that apply.

Employee specialization leads to increased efficiency.

The emphasis in this company is on horizontal communication, which facilitates rapid decision making.

Decision making in this company is decentralized, with responsibility pushed to lower levels.

This organizational structure is particularly effective when operating in an environment that demands flexibility.

 

 

8 The CEO of Alfredo’s Sausage is considering moving to a functional structure. What would be the best reason to make such a move?

 

 

9 What problem might the CEO expect if the company switches to a functional structure?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Which of the following characteristics would you expect GardenGrow to have? Check all that apply.

Decision making in this company occurs lower in the chain of command, with product managers responsible for problem solving.

 

 

 

11 The CEO of GardenGrow is considering moving to a team-based structure. What would be the best reason to make such a move?

 

 

 

12 What problem might the CEO expect if the company switches to a team-based structure?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 Which of the following characteristics would you expect C & J Construction to have? Check all that apply.

 

 

14 The CEO of C & J Construction is considering moving to a virtual network structure. What would be the best reason to make such a move?

 

 

15 What problem might the CEO expect if the company switches to a virtual network structure?

 

 

 

16 Dollar General uses a cost leadership strategy. The Dollar General slogan is “Save time. Save money. Every day!®” Dollar General will be more effective if it has a mechanistic  structure. Which of the following reasons explain this?  Check all that apply.

 

17 Sequoia Hospital uses a differentiation strategy. Its doctors provide extremely high levels of care, and it was awarded a Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ in 2011. Sequoia Hospital will be more effective if it has an organic  structure. Which of the following reasons explain this?  Check all that apply.

 

18 The Oriental Trading Company uses a cost leadership strategy. It has a “110% Lowest Price Guarantee,” which says that if a customer can provide an advertisement with a lower price from another company, the Oriental Trading Company will refund 110% of the difference in price. The Oriental Trading Company will be more effective if it has a mechanistic  structure. Which of the following reasons explain this?  Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 According to the information in the table, which of the following conclusions is most likely to be true?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 Scott, the sales and marketing manager, says that Modern-Shed is insulated from what’s going on in the general marketplace. Part of the reason for this is Modern-Shed’s structure. By using a virtual network  structure, Modern-Shed is able to:

 

 

21 What are the disadvantages of Modern-Shed’s current organizational structure?  Check all that apply.

 

 

 

22 When Ryan Smith started Modern-Shed, he considered the idea of having an organization with “an accounting position, an organizing position, and a person who answers the phone.” But he rejected that functional  structure because:

 

 

23 Under what conditions is the current organizational structure of Modern-Shed most likely to be effective?  Check all that apply.

 

 

 

24 Modern-Shed has 12 to 14 knowledge workers who perform the company’s core activities from its Seattle office. Modern-Shed outsources other activities to external companies, which to do fabrication, help organize trade shows, and perform marketing duties. Modern-Shed has a virtual network  structure that allows it to:

 

 

25 Under what conditions would it make sense for Modern-Shed to have the kind of structure that has “an accounting position, an organizing position, and a person who answers the phone”?  Check all that apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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