71) Dress codes a contentious subject in workplaces. Gen Y

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71) Dress codes are a contentious subject in workplaces. Gen Y workers favor a more casual style than older workers, who are often uncomfortable with the idea of wearing casual clothes to work. Human resources departments often find it difficult to enforce company dress codes appropriately. Managers find that one of the ways to address this situation is by using the contingency approach. Which of the following is the best example of the contingency approach to management?

A) Rotec Inc. requires all employees to dress formally throughout the week, and allows business casuals on Fridays.

B) Sandman Designs allows employees who don't meet clients to dress casually, while employees who must meet clients are required to wear formals.

C) G&B Solutions developed a series of guidelines to let employees know what is considered appropriate and inappropriate office wear.

D) Waterstones observed and compared employee behavior and productivity on "formal wear" and "casual wear" days and used the findings to devise a company dress code.

E) Letterman Inc. invited employees to share their clothing preferences and used these suggestions to frame a company dress code.

72) ________ is recognized as the founder of general system theory.

A) Ludwig von Bertalanffy

B) Henri Fayol

C) Abraham Maslow

D) L. Thomas Hopkins

E) F.W. Taylor

73) If a television (as a whole) is to exist and serve its purpose, its screen, controls, and other parts must function in a predetermined way, regardless of the weather. This is an example of a(n) ________.

A) static system

B) open system

C) passive system

D) closed system

E) conditional system

74) Constant interaction with the environment influences a human's state of existence and future. Hence, a human is an example of a(n) ________.

A) static system

B) inert system

C) closed system

D) conditional system

E) open system

75) According to the guidelines suggested by L. Thomas Hopkins for anyone conducting system analysis, the nature of the part and its function is determined by its ________.

A) position in the whole

B) importance to the operation

C) structural integrity

D) source and origin

E) design and orientation

76) In terms of management system, the cheese used in the making of a sandwich at a restaurant is a(n) ________.

A) finished good

B) organizational output

C) production process

D) organizational process

E) organizational input

77) The use of the classical, behavioral and management science approaches as sources of information to analyze the management system is referred to as ________.

A) open-system management

B) democratic management

C) triangular management

D) middle-level management

E) lower-level management

78) A synthesis of classically based information, behaviorally based information, and management science-based information is critical to effective use of the ________.

A) management system

B) operations system

C) science approach

D) classical approach

E) behavioral approach

79) Every Monday morning, the hundred-odd employees at Axis Systems Ltd. meet to discuss the work situation. The managers of various departments summarize what their departments have done over the past week. Employees can track the various stages of any project and understand how their tasks fit into the whole process. Which of the following aspects of a learning organization does this scenario illustrate?

A) shared vision

B) team learning

C) personal mastery

D) systems thinking

E) challenging of mental models

80) A ________ is an organization that does well in creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge, and in modifying behavior to reflect new knowledge.

A) conducive organization

B) mastering organization

C) learning organization

D) transfer organization

E) modified organization

81) ________ emphasize systematic problem solving, experimenting with new ideas, learning from experience and past history, learning from the experiences of others, and transferring knowledge rapidly throughout the organization.

A) Systems thinking

B) Contingency approach

C) Creative environments

D) Learning organizations

E) Managers

82) In a learning organization, every organization member should understand his or her own job and how the jobs fit together to provide final products to the customer. This is known as ________.

A) personal mastery

B) team learning

C) challenging of mental models

D) shared vision

E) systems thinking

83) Organization members routinely challenge the way business is done and the thought processes people use to solve organizational problems. This is known as ________.

A) challenging of mental models

B) team learning

C) personal mastery

D) challenging systems thinking

E) learning experience

84) Which of the following is the best example of a learning organization?

A) Patersons, a family firm, has been in business for a century and operates in much the same way as it did when it first began. Many find the company culture paternalistic, but it provides generous employee benefits, which is a definite advantage.

B) Lowry Ltd emphasizes the reductionist philosophy in management: the company attempts to analyze and understand operational problems by reducing them to the interactions of their parts.

C) Cleary Consulting takes pride in the fact that all its departments are autonomous and self-sufficient. Each functions independently, with minimal interaction with other departments.

D) Nesbit & White has been in business for just two years, and the small firm still operates almost informally. The weekly company meeting gives employees a sense of community and a chance to know how everyone is working to achieve their common goals.

E) Park Systems has been immensely successful in a very short time. The key to this has been the individual freedom that it offers employees, who develop their own ways of working and solving problems. The company concentrates only on the end result.

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