Questions to answer | Management homework help

   My suggestion is when you are answering the questions put down the number of the questions so I know which answer goes to which question. 

1. (a) Who is the most powerful person you know personally? (You may use an assumed name or simply describe who this person is in relation to you.) (b) What is it that makes the person so powerful?

2. (a) Why is it hard to determine if power has been used ethically? (b) How do you determine that?

3. (a) How does attribution theory explain the reactions supervisors can have to influence tactics in the workplace? (b) How can managers prevent the negative consequences of political behavior in the workplace? 

More questions:

1. A. Define power.
B. Define influence.
C. Define authority.
D. Define zone of indifference.  

2.  A. List the five types of power, according to French and Raven.
B. Fully describe each of these five types of power, according to French and Raven.
C. What are the effects of each of these five types of power on employees and productivity (review pp. 178-179)? 

3.  A. What are strategic contingencies?
B. Give an example of a strategic contingency.
C. Describe three factors (also known as intergroup sources of power) that can give a group control over a strategic contingency. 

4.  A. Define information power.
B. List three questions and their criterion basis that can help an individual to determine whether a power-related behavior is ethical. 

5.  A. Define personal power.
B. Define social power and include four power-oriented characteristics, as described by McClelland.
C. Which is better – personal power or social power? Tell why you chose your answer. 

6.  A. List the seven symbols of power, according to Rosabeth Moss Kanter. 
B. Following Kanter’s research, list symptoms of powerlessness in these levels of managers:

                  (1) first-line supervisors

                  (2) staff professionals

                  (3) top executives

 C. How do Kordan’s symbols of power differ from Kanter’s symbols?

7.  How do organizations encourage political activity? 

8.  A. List and describe eight influence tactics used in organizations. 
B. Identify three of the most effective influence tactics in the workplace; tell why you identified them as being the most effective in the workplace. 

9.  A. Define empowerment.
B. List the four dimensions of empowerment.
C. List at least five ways to empower employees. 

10.  Describe the employee empowerment grid (refer to pp. 190-191). 

This questions are from a different subject( BMGT 1309-002), also there are answers you have to choose which is correct ( I suggest bold it or when you answer it just put down the correct one). This is Information and project management :

1.  

1. Projects must operate in a broad organizational environment, and project managers need to consider projects within the greater organizational context. _____ describes this holistic view of carrying out projects within the context of the organization.

a. Linear analysis

b. Systems thinking

c. Reductionism

d. The silo approach

e. No answer text provided

 

2. _____ refers to a problem-solving approach that requires defining the scope of a system, dividing it into its components, and then identifying and evaluating its problems, opportunities, constraints, and needs.

a. Linear programming

b. Independent component analysis

c. Principal component analysis

d. Systems analysis

e. No answer text provided

 

3.  The _____ perspective of an organization focuses on different groups’ roles and responsibilities in order to meet the goals and policies set by top management.

a. structural frame

b. human resources frame

c. political frame

d. symbolic frame

e. No answer text provided

 

4. The _____ frame of an organization focuses on providing harmony between the needs of the organization and the needs of people.

a. structural

b. human resources

c. political

d. symbolic

e. No answer text provided

 

5. The symbolic perspective of an organization:

a. focuses on different groups’ roles and responsibilities to meet the goals and policies set by top management.

b. views the organization as coalitions composed of varied individuals and interest groups.

c. focuses on providing harmony between the needs of the organization and the needs of people.

d. focuses on the meanings of the culture, language, traditions, and image of the organization

e.No answer text provided

 

6.  The _____ perspective on organizations assumes that organizations are coalitions composed of varied individuals and interest groups.

a. political frame

b. symbolic frame

c. structural frame

d. human resources frame

e. No answer text provided

 

7.  Grey’s Infotech sells customized hardware and software solutions for businesses. The salespeople for Grey’s have a strict dress code when meeting clients. They are required to wear dark business suits, in order to convey the company’s dedication to quality. The meaning conveyed to the clients’ through the salespeople’s clothing is part of the _____ frame of the organization.

a. political

b. symbolic

c. structural

d. human resources

e. No answer text provided

 

8. In Rizzati Corp, vice presidents in departments such as engineering, manufacturing, IT, and human resources report directly to the chief executive officer and undertake their tasks independently of each other. The staffs of these departments have specialized skills in their respective disciplines.Rizatti Corp can be said to have a _____ organizational structure.

a. project

b. symbolic

c. matrix

d. functional

e. No answer text provided

 

9. In a _____organizational structure, program managers, rather than functional managers or vice presidents, report to the CEO. Their staffs have a variety of skills needed to complete all required tasks within their programs.

a. project

b. symbolic

c. matrix

d. functional

e. No answer text provided

 

10.  In a _____ organizational structure, personnel often report to both a functional manager and one or more project managers.

a. project

b. symbolic

c. matrix

d. functional

e. No answer text provided

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