basic elements of organizational structure

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As organizations grow, they tend to _________ decision making authority.
A) centralize
B) decentralize
C) maintain
D) control
E) standardize

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A flat organizational structure creates a(n) __________ span of control.
A) tall
B) narrow
C) wide
D) centralized
E) informal

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__________ is the degree to which organizations standardize behaviour through rules, procedures, formal training, and related mechanisms.
A) Formalization
B) Standardization
C) Centralization
D) Departmentalization
E) Decentralization

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In a formalized structure, some work rules become so __________ that organizational efficiency would decline if they were actually followed.
A) flexible
B) ordinary
C) decentralized
D) centralized
E) convoluted

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What is a problem associated with formalization?
A) Rules and procedures reduce organizational flexibility.
B) Employees can become alienated and disempowered.
C) Rules and procedures can become the focus of attention.
D) All of the above.
E) None of the above.

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Companies with an organic structure have a:
A) wide span of control.
B) little formalization.
C) decentralized decision making.
D) all of the above.
E) none of the above.

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A(n) ___________ structure has a wide span of control, little formalization, and highly __________ decision-making.
A) organic; decentralized
B) mechanistic; centralized
C) departmental; departmentalized
D) formal; decentralized
E) informal; centralized

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Departmentalization is a(n)
A) form of informal communication.
B) element of organizational structure.
C) type of formalization.
D) element of standardization.
E) component of a flat span of control.

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Departmentalization refers to:
A) organic structure.
B) functional structure.
C) tall structure.
D) the organizational chart.
E) span of control.

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All of these are characteristics of a company with a simple structure, EXCEPT:
A) few people are employed.
B) owner’s direct supervision coordinates work activities.
C) narrowly defined roles.
D) minimal hierarchy.
E) flexible.

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Which of these is NOT a type of divisional structure?
A) Client
B) Product/service
C) Geographic
D) Functional
E) All are divisional structures

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