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Mgmt 310a - Organization Behavior and Management

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Organizational Behavior 14e Robbins Judge Chapter 16 Organizational Culture 1 Alessio s boss doesn t care whether Alessio works at home at the office or from his beach house All he cares about is that the project is completed on time on budget and with exemplary quality Which characteristic of organizational culture best describes this aspect of Alessio s job A low risk taking B high outcome orientation C high attention to detail D low aggressiveness E high stability Answer B Explanation Outcome orientation is the organizational culture characteristic that describes the degree to which management focuses on results or outcomes rather than on the techniques and processes used to achieve them Alessio s boss has a high focus on outcome Diff 2 Page Ref 520 Topic What Is Organizational Culture Skill AACSB Analytic Skills Objective Organizational Culture Quest Category Application LO 1 2 Which of the following is not a characteristic of organizational culture A attention to detail B innovation C formality orientation D team orientation E outcome orientation Answer C Explanation Seven primary characteristics seem to capture the essence of an organization s culture innovation and risk taking attention to detail outcome orientation people orientation team orientation aggressiveness and stability Diff 2 Page Ref 520 Topic What Is Organizational Culture Skill AACSB Analytic Skills Objective Characteristics of an Organizational Culture Quest Category Concept Definitional LO 1 1 Copyright 2011 Pearson Education Inc 3 Jose is a manager for a manufacturing company in which managers are expected to fully document all decisions and it is important to provide detailed data to support any recommendations Which characteristic of organizational culture best describes this aspect of Jose s job A low team orientation B high aggressiveness C low risk taking D high stability E high people orientation Answer C Explanation Innovation and risk taking describes the degree to which employees are



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