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MIDTERM EXAMINATION

Spring 2010

MGMT628- Organizational Development (alt. code=HRM628) (Session - 6)

Time: 60 min

Marks: 44

 

 

Question No: 1   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

Which of the following statement is NOT true about Organizational Development (OD)? 

► OD is based on behavioral science knowledge and practices

► OD includes micro and macro concepts

► OD tends to neglect personal and social characteristics of a system 

► OD includes strategy and organizational design

 

Question No: 2   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

A structural/ behavioral focus is required to bring which change in the organizations?

► Quantitative

► Qualitative

► Cultural

► Rapid 

 

Question No: 3   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

Improving the health of the organization is called:

► Change

► Efficiency

► Effectiveness

► Development 

 

Question No: 4   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

Which of the following is the characteristic of effective organization? 

►Centralized decision making

►Minimum amount of inappropriate win/lose activities between individuals and groups

►Low conflict about tasks and projects 

►High energy spent in clashing over interpersonal difficulties


 

Question No: 5   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

In which approach the organization is viewed as a set of processes that can be linked to the quality of products and services, modeled through statistical techniques and improved continuously?

►Laboratory training

►Survey feed back

►Participative management

►Quality of work life 

 

Question No: 6   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

Culture is created and reinforced on:

 

► The time of hiring an employee

► The time of starting a new venture

► Daily basis through different methods 

► Yearly basis and adjusted with the changing external environment

 

Question No: 7   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

Which of the following change model conceives the change as a modification of some forces that keep a system’s behavior stable?

► Lewin’s Change Model 

► Action research model

► General model of change

► None of the given options

 

Question No: 8   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

In Lewin’s change model, shifting the departments or individuals to a new level represents which of the following steps?

► Problem identification

► Unfreezing

► Moving 

► Refreezing

 

 


 

Question No: 9   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

__________ is the process of taking the new, changed way of doing things and making it fit comfortably into one’s total self-concept.

► Personal refreezing 

► Relational refreezing

► Disconfirmation

► Personal unfreezing

 

Question No: 10   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

“Bonus on the basis of new feedback system” is an example of which of the following?

► Personal refreezing

► System refreezing 

► Personal unfreezing

► System unfreezing

 

Question No: 11   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

In under organized organizations which of the following factors is not present?

► Too little constraint or regulation for effective task performance

► Communication is fragmented

► Job responsibilities are ambiguous

► Conflicts are avoided 

 

Question No: 12   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one 

Which of the following problem is associated with internal practitioners of organization development?

► Unfamiliarity with internal culture and technologies used 

► Lack of specialized skills

► Greater degree of influence than external practitioners

► Less freedom of operations

 

Question No: 13   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

Which of the following is not necessary to be exhibited in a successful change practitioner?

► Empathy

► Straight forwardness

► Knowledge of the theories

► Methods within the consultant's own discipline

Question No: 14   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

In which of the following ethical dilemma, the purpose of the change effort is not clear and the client / practitioner disagree over how to achieve the goals?

► Technical Ineptness

► Value and Goal Conflict

► Coercion

► Misuse of Data

 

 

Question No: 15   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

In which of the following ethical dilemmas organization members are forced to participate in an OD in­tervention.

► Technical Ineptness

► Value and Goal Conflict

► Coercion

► Misuse of Data

Question No: 16   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

When seeking help from organization practitioner, organization typically starts with which of the following?

► Ways of implementating change

► Evaluating the change

► Presenting problem

► Planning change

Question No: 17   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

In development oriented diagnosis, managers are involved in organization development process in which of the following situations?

► When the organization is not facing a problem

► When the organization is facing small problems

► When the organization is facing small but not significant problems

► When the organization is facing major problems

Question No: 18   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

“Employees of company ABC are free to adopt their own methods to achieve final goals”. This is an example of which of the following task structure?

► Mutually supported tasks

► Interdependent tasks

► Mutually exclusive tasks

► Self regulatory tasks

Question No: 19   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

Group-maintenance functions are involved in which of the following design components of group?

 

► Goal clarity

► Task structure

► Group composition

► Group functioning

Question No: 20   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

Which of the following is NOT the major input that affects job design?

► Organization design

► Group design

► The personal characteristics of job holders

► The nature of job

Question No: 21   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

All of the following can have a powerful impact on the way jobs are designed EXCEPT:

► Technology

► Structure

► Measurement systems

► Experiences of members

Question No: 22   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

“How are the data to be analyzed?” This question should be asked at which stage of diagnosis?

 

► Before selecting sample

► Before selecting data collection methods

► After collecting data

► Before analysis of data

Question No: 23   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

The extent to which intervention enhances the organization’s capacity to manage change refers to which of the following major criteria of effective intervention?

► The extent to which it fits the needs of the organization

► The degree to which it is based on causal knowledge of intended outcomes

► The extent to which it transfers change-management competence to organization members

► The extent to which it fits the needs of the individuals

Question No: 24   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

Communication, problem solving, group decision making, and leadership are included in which type of interventions?

 

► Human process interventions

► Human resources interventions

► Technology and structure interventions

► Strategic interventions

Question No: 25   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

Finding solution of being over budget and behind schedule on a major project is an example of which of the following consulting models?

 

► Purchase of Expertise Model

► Doctor-patient Model

► Process Consultation Model

► Organization model

Question No: 26   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

Which of the following consulting models encourages greater collaboration between clients and consultants, engages the resources and talents of the clients, and strengthens clients’ abilities to improve their work processes?

 

 

► Purchase of Expertise Model

► Doctor-patient Model

► Process Consultation Model

► Organization model

Question No: 27   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

Efficiency is emphasized in which of the following organization development practicing style?

► The Stabilizer Style

► The Cheerleader Style

► The Analyzer Style

► The Pathfinder Style

Question No: 28   ( Marks: 1 )   - Please choose one

A manager is using organization development to find reasons for failure of a particular method adopted for resource allocation to different departments, then he is using which of the following types of organizational diagnosis?

► Development oriented diagnosis

► Problem oriented diagnosis

► Intervention oriented diagnosis

► Management oriented diagnosis

Question No: 29   ( Marks: 3 )

Discuss “Open systems in organizations”.

 

Question No: 30   ( Marks: 3 )

“Measurement systems are methods of gathering, assessing, and disseminating information on the activities of groups and individuals in organizations”. Discuss

 

Question No: 31   ( Marks: 5 )

What are T-groups and process consultation in human process interventions? Discuss in detail.

 

 

Question No: 32   ( Marks: 5 )

What is difference between external and internal consultant at the stage of diagnosis?

 

 

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