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OB Multiple choice questions-PEARSON

This activity contains 15 questions.

A common definition of Organisational Behaviour is that it is the study


of:
Patterns of organisational structure
Individual behaviour
Group behaviour
All of the above
None of the above

Which of the following is not part of the basic framework for analysing
Organisational Behaviour issues?
The process of management
Organisational context
Gender and ethnic differences
Behaviour of people
None of the above

The four main dimensions which influence behaviour in work


organisations are:
Individual, organisation, group, gender

Individual, group, organisation, environment

Group, environment, organisation, gender


Environment, group, individual, gender

The main contribution of psychology to Organisational Behaviour is the


study of:
Personality, attitudes, perceptions and motives
Social structures and relationships
Social beliefs, customs and values
Philosophy and ethics of human activity

According to Morgan metaphors can be used to view an organization.


These metaphors _____________
All of the above
Are instruments of domination
Provide a broader view of the dynamics or organisational behaviour
None of the above
Define work as a central life issue

Which of the following is not an influence on behaviour in work


organisations?
The group
The environment

The individual
The building
None of the above

The psychological contract is:

The match between individual and organisational expectations


The changing relationship between staff and manager
The basis for performance management
A set of moral and ethical codes for employee behaviour

The Peter Principle states that, in a hierarchy every employee:


Tends to rise to their natural level of competence

Tends to rise to their natural level of incompetence


Tends to challenge the views of their senior managers
Tends to seek promotion

Which of the following is a major feature of Parkinsons Law?


A continual process of balancing
The contingency theory
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion

Officials make work for each other

Cloke and Goldsmith refer to the age of traditional management coming


to an end. This is seen in the
Increasingly international or global business environment
Decline of hierarchical, bureaucratic, autocratic management
Increase in hierarchical, bureaucratic, autocratic management styles
None of the above

Which of the following factors are cited as potential explanatory factors


underlying the trend towards globalisation?
International business activities such as franchising
International competitive pressure
The spread of business processes across nations and regions
All of the above
None of the above

Which of the following is not an advantage of cross-cultural


awareness?
Sensitivity to difference
Miscommunication
Increased self awareness

Lessening ignorance, prejudice and hatred

Which of the following factors is an example of a factor affecting


national culture referred to by Brooks?
Mistrust
Sensitivity
Individualism
Values

Which of the following is not one of the series of languages


conceptualised by Hall?
Language of agreements
Language of friendships
Languages of things
Language of group

What is the premise relating to organisational behaviour put forward


by Wood as part of the Financial Times Mastering Management series?
Organisational behaviour can be regarded as the key to the whole area of
management.
There is a need for a cross cultural approach to the study of organisational
behaviour.
There is a dramatic change taking place in the philosophy underlying
organisational behaviour.
None of the above.

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A common definition of Organisational Behaviour is that it is the study of:

1.

All of the above


Your
Answer:

2.

Which of the following is not part of the basic framework for analysing
Organisational Behaviour issues?
None of the above
Your Answer:
Gender and ethnic differences
Correct
Answer:

3.

The four main dimensions which influence behaviour in work organisations


are:
Individual, group, organisation, environment
Your
Answer:

4.

The main contribution of psychology to Organisational Behaviour is the


study of:
Personality, attitudes, perceptions and motives
Your
Answer:

5.

According to Morgan metaphors can be used to view an organization. These


metaphors _____________
Provide a broader view of the dynamics or organisational
Your behaviour
Answer:

6.

Which of the following is not an influence on behaviour in work


organisations?
The building
Your
Answer:

The psychological contract is:

7.

A set of moral and ethical codes for employee behaviour


Your Answer:

The match between individual and organisational


Correct expectations
Answer:

The Peter Principle states that, in a hierarchy every employee:

8.

Tends to rise to their natural level of incompetence


Your
Answer:

Which of the following is a major feature of Parkinsons Law?

9.

10
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Work expands so as to fill the time available for its


Your completion
Answer:

Cloke and Goldsmith refer to the age of traditional management coming to


an end. This is seen in the
Increasingly international or global business
Your Answer: environment
Decline of hierarchical, bureaucratic, autocratic
Correct management
Answer:

11
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Which of the following factors are cited as potential explanatory factors


underlying the trend towards globalisation?
All of the above
Your
Answer:

Which of the following is not an advantage of cross-cultural awareness?

12
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Increased self awareness


Your Answer:
Miscommunication
Correct
Answer:

13
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Which of the following factors is an example of a factor affecting national


culture referred to by Brooks?
Sensitivity
Your Answer:
Values
Correct
Answer:

14
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Which of the following is not one of the series of languages


conceptualised by Hall?
Language of agreements
Your Answer:
Language of group
Correct
Answer:

15
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What is the premise relating to organisational behaviour put forward by


Wood as part of the Financial Times Mastering Management series?
None of the above.
Your Answer:
Organisational behaviour can be regarded as the key to
Correct the whole area of management.

Answer: