intro to managment

1.  Which of the following cultural orientations is characterized by mutually supportive networks both at work and outside of work? (Points : 2) 

       Individual-oriented

        Other-oriented

        Group-oriented

        Company-oriented

Question 2. 2.  Concerning managing a group in an international context, what type of analysis can be used to better understand the existing success factors for your team and decide on your leadership style? (Points : 2) 

       Brainstorm analysis

        SWOT analysis

        Sherman analysis

        Kotter analysis

Question 3. 3.  Concerning communication in national and organizational cultures, which of the following statements is true about individuals who place a high value on speaking directly? (Points : 2) 

       They pay a great deal of attention to the body language of others.

        They place little to no emphasis on facts and clarity.

        They think that conflict helps to clear the air.

        They worry about whether they offend others with their speech.

Question 4. 4.  Mindful international managers need to recognize that behavior and interaction are not only influenced by culture, but also by: (Points : 2) 

       Financial need

        Society

        Personality

        Environment

Question 5. 5.  In international projects, the effective team leader needs to think about how team members are going to be supported during what phase(s) of the project? (Points : 2) 

       At the beginning of the project

        During the middle of the project

        At the end of the project

        Throughout the life of the project

Question 6. 6.  Which of the following is true of meetings in more time-oriented cultures? (Points : 2) 

       Meetings tend to start and finish later than announced.

        Meetings tend to be less structured.

        Meetings tend to have no agenda or an agenda that may not be followed.

        Meetings tend to start and finish on time.

Question 7. 7.  Effective international managers follow the “four P’s” to make sure their teams are well-organized. Making sure that the team understands the reason for doing something is a part of the performance of which of the four P’s? (Points : 2) 

       Preparation

        Purpose

        Process

        People

Question 8. 8.  Fixed, general images that a lot of people believe represent a particular group of people are known as: (Points : 2) 

       Assumptions

        Realities

        Stereotypes

        Influences

Question 9. 9.  When working across cultures, it is important to understand the values, attitudes, and beliefs that underpin: (Points : 2) 

       Location

        Religion

        Behavior

        Opinions

Question 10. 10.  What is one result of working in international projects, and also virtually? (Points : 2) 

       Your project leader is often not present.

        You always have your project leader on location.

        You have to take the lead position of the project yourself.

        You do not have any support from the leader.

Question 11. 11.  Concerning managing a group in an international context, which of the following is the most influential factor in shaping culture in an organization? (Points : 2) 

       The behavior of the team members

        The behavior of the society

        The behavior of the government leaders

        The behavior of the organization’s leader

Question 12. 12.  A possible blocker of change, characterized by doing what is told, following the rules, and behaving properly, shows (Points : 2) 

       Conformity

        Indifference

        Security

        Tradition

Question 13. 13.  Shared values often exist across cultures; however, these values may vary a great deal in terms of their: (Points : 2) 

       importance

        improvement

        change

        morals

Question 14. 14.  In an international work context, why is transparency – for example the clear definition of tasks – important? (Points : 2) 

       Because in the international work context, there is no room for ambiguity.

        Because there is a chance of misunderstanding due to language and distance.

        Because in the international work context, there is no room for complexity.

        Because the international manager must resolve every issue immediately.

Question 15. 15.  When you work internationally, you have to deal with the potential barriers of: (Points : 2) 

       Language and cultures

        Morals and culture

        Internal and external

        Personality and environment

Question 16. 16.  The model that shows us that there can be a gap between what we show and know about ourselves and what our colleagues see and know about us is referred to as: (Points : 2) 

       The Johari Curve

        The Johari Box

        The Johari Window

        The Johari Concept

Question 17. 17.  Which statement is true about people in hierarchical societies? (Points : 2) 

       They show a relatively greater respect for power and authority.

        They reject the idea that the wealthy and powerful are deserving of more respect.

        They believe that an individual’s social ranking at birth will probably change

        They embrace the “tall poppy” syndrome

Question 18. 18.  Regarding attitudes towards change according to Schwartz’ framework for openness to change self-direction is a driver of change that: (Points : 2) 

       Seeks fun and pleasure, wants to enjoy life.

        Does lots of different things, seeks new activities, and likes surprises.

        Likes to be independent and self-reliant, likes freedom to decide.

        Is indifferent about personal creativity and imagination.

Question 19. 19.  Concerning communication in national and organizational cultures, which of the following statements is true about individuals who place a high value on maintaining harmonious relationships? (Points : 2) 

       They think that conflict helps to clear the air.

        They place little to no emphasis on facts and clarity.

        They use shared knowledge and experience.

        They don’t consider others’ feellings in their speech.

Question 20. 20.  Which of the following statements is true about working in international projects? (Points : 2) 

       Project members come from the same professional or functional cultures.

        Project members come from the same organizational cultures.

        Project leaders are usually from the same countries as their team members.

        Project members may work in different national or ethnic environments.      

Question 8. 8.  Fixed, general images that a lot of people believe represent a particular group of people are known as: (Points : 2) 

       Assumptions

        Realities

        Stereotypes

        Influences

Question 9. 9.  When working across cultures, it is important to understand the values, attitudes, and beliefs that underpin: (Points : 2) 

       Location

        Religion

        Behavior

        Opinions

Question 10. 10.  What is one result of working in international projects, and also virtually? (Points : 2) 

       Your project leader is often not present.

        You always have your project leader on location.

        You have to take the lead position of the project yourself.

        You do not have any support from the leader.

Question 11. 11.  Concerning managing a group in an international context, which of the following is the most influential factor in shaping culture in an organization? (Points : 2) 

       The behavior of the team members

        The behavior of the society

        The behavior of the government leaders

        The behavior of the organization’s leader

Question 12. 12.  A possible blocker of change, characterized by doing what is told, following the rules, and behaving properly, shows (Points : 2) 

       Conformity

        Indifference

        Security

        Tradition

Question 13. 13.  Shared values often exist across cultures; however, these values may vary a great deal in terms of their: (Points : 2) 

       importance

        improvement

        change

        morals

Question 14. 14.  In an international work context, why is transparency – for example the clear definition of tasks – important? (Points : 2) 

       Because in the international work context, there is no room for ambiguity.

        Because there is a chance of misunderstanding due to language and distance.

        Because in the international work context, there is no room for complexity.

        Because the international manager must resolve every issue immediately.

Question 15. 15.  When you work internationally, you have to deal with the potential barriers of: (Points : 2) 

       Language and cultures

        Morals and culture

        Internal and external

        Personality and environment

Question 16. 16.  The model that shows us that there can be a gap between what we show and know about ourselves and what our colleagues see and know about us is referred to as: (Points : 2) 

       The Johari Curve

        The Johari Box

        The Johari Window

        The Johari Concept

Question 17. 17.  Which statement is true about people in hierarchical societies? (Points : 2) 

       They show a relatively greater respect for power and authority.

        They reject the idea that the wealthy and powerful are deserving of more respect.

        They believe that an individual’s social ranking at birth will probably change

        They embrace the “tall poppy” syndrome

Question 18. 18.  Regarding attitudes towards change according to Schwartz’ framework for openness to change self-direction is a driver of change that: (Points : 2) 

       Seeks fun and pleasure, wants to enjoy life.

        Does lots of different things, seeks new activities, and likes surprises.

        Likes to be independent and self-reliant, likes freedom to decide.

        Is indifferent about personal creativity and imagination.

Question 19. 19.  Concerning communication in national and organizational cultures, which of the following statements is true about individuals who place a high value on maintaining harmonious relationships? (Points : 2) 

       They think that conflict helps to clear the air.

        They place little to no emphasis on facts and clarity.

        They use shared knowledge and experience.

        They don’t consider others’ feellings in their speech.

Question 20. 20.  Which of the following statements is true about working in international projects? (Points : 2) 

       Project members come from the same professional or functional cultures.

        Project members come from the same organizational cultures.

        Project leaders are usually from the same countries as their team members.

        Project members may work in different national or ethnic environments.