organizational change

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Ashford 3 : - Week 2 - Quiz

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Question 1.1. The task of preparing people for organizational change typically falls upon (Points : 1)
       Lower-level employees
       Outside consultants
       CEO’s and leaders of the organization
       Organizational change theorists

Question 2.2. True or false?  The history of the Apple computing company contrasts with the logic of the Organizational life-Cycle Model. (Points : 1)
       True 
       False 

Question 3.3. Which organizational change model asserts that there is no one right or best strategy that can predict organizational success? (Points : 1)
       The Systems Contingency Model*
       Environment-Industry-Organization Contingency Model
       The Organizational life-Cycle Model
       Resource Dependency Theory

Question 4.4. True or false?  The “Appreciative Inquiry Model” has practical, not merely theoretical, application. (Points : 1)
       True 
       False 

Question 5.5. Which of the following is an especially critical factor of diagnosing, planning, and implementing organizational change? (Points : 1)
       The change model the organization selects to use
       The expertise and experience of the organization’s leaders, managers, and change specialists
       The expertise and experience of the leaders of competing organizations
       The expertise and experience of the organization’s legal staff

Question 6.6. According to Lewin’s “Force-Field Analysis “to change resistance, change is the result of (Points : 1)
       A variety of forces all moving toward the status quo
       Only one force moving toward the status quo
       Explicit and implicit coercion
       Opposing forces moving for and against the status quo

Question 7.7. Change interventions are typically (Points : 1)
       Unplanned circumstances that serve to enhance an organization’s effectiveness
       Unplanned circumstances that serve to inhibit an organization’s effectiveness
       Planned actions designed to enhance an organization’s effectiveness
       Planned actions designed to prevent management from laying off staff members

Question 8.8. Which of the following is true about the fact that people often resist change? (Points : 1)
       It is done only for selfish reasons
       There are a variety of reasons why people resist change
       Incompetently led change programs do not give people a reason to resist change
       People generally have similar tolerances for change

Question 9.9. In the “The Organizational life-Cycle Model,” growth through delegation typically occurs (Points : 1)
       When more organizational functions are outsourced to foreign counties
       When less organizational functions are outsourced to foreign countries
       When managers and employees are given more responsibility
       When managers and employees are given less responsibilities

Question 10.10. According to McKinsey and Kotter (1996), approximately what percentage of large organizational changes fails? (Points : 1)
       1%
       10%
       50%
       75%

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