ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT ISSUES’ QUIZ : 10 M/C QUESTIONS :

OD TEST LEVEL QUIZ : 10 M/C QUESTIONS :
 1. What factors did Warren Bennis believe led to the emergence of OD? (Points : 1) 
       increased social awareness and a desire to implement an interdisciplinary approach to management
       increased social awareness and a focus on cultural change within the organization
       the need for a new organizational form
       answers a and c
       answers b and c
 2. The main thought underlying the systems approach is that _____. (Points : 1) 
       all parts are interrelated
       some parts are related
       it allows us to look at the internal organization
       some parts belong to the external environment
       none of the above
 3. A corporate culture must achieve goals as well as satisfy the needs of_____ if the 
organization is to be effective. (Points : 1) 
       stockholders
       the strategic plan
       top management
       members
       systems
 4. A system is a set of interrelated parts designed to achieve some goal. (Points : 1) 
       True 
       False
 5. An. OD professional retains the right of autonomy, has a commitment to the discipline of OD, has a responsibility to society, and has knowledge and skill of OD. (Points : 1) 
       True 
       False
 6. A renewing/transformational management system is characterized by _____. (Points : 1) 
       a stable environment
       a formal structure
       futuristic orientation
       centralized decision making
       all of the above
 7. Rapid technological change in the environment forces an organization to develop a 
_____ orientation. (Points : 1) 
       satisficing
       conservative
       renewing
       monitoring
       sluggish
 8. Which of the following is an indicator of an underlying cultural value? (Points : 1) 
       a company dress code
       verbal and written history such as “The H-P Way”
       quarterly award ceremonies
       stories about Walt Disney and Sam Walton at Disney and Wal-Mart respectively
       all of the above
 9. Characteristics of OD include a collaborative approach to change and an emphasis on performance. (Points : 1) 
       True 
       False
 10. The idea that organization change may have substantial effects extending far beyond the 
area in which the change actually takes place relates to _____. (Points : 1) 
       interdependency
       contingency theory
       process observation
       information overload
       a hyperturbulent environment

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