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LDR 531 UOP (NEW) Week 6 – Quiz

1. Political behavior in the workplace

1. Attempts to influence decision making
2. Works only in an upward or lateral influence direction
3. Is unlikely in a well-rub organization
4. Works only in a lateral influence direction
5. Continuity
6. Planning
7. Strategy
8. Vision
9. Reflective orientation
10. Intrinsically motivated
11. High self esteem
12. Action oriented
13. Convincing, unconvincing
14. Ethical, unethical
15. False, true
16. True, false


5. Periods of convergence are those in which an organization

1. Employs new strategies to advance the organization
2. Is in turmoil
3. Seeks to improve its situation with relatively minor changes
4. Must downsize to conserve resources
5. Initiate
6. Distract the participants from the real issues
7. Help employees overcome downsizing issues
8. Solve communication
9. Ineffective
10. Part of some job requirements
11. Always unethical
12. A major part of organizational life
13. Secure limited resources
14. Exclude undesirable peers
15. From alliances
16. Promote organizational goals


9. Buck passing and scapegoating when politics is seen as a threat are forms of

1. Suppression
2. Offensive behaviors
3. Defensive behaviors
4. Aggression
5. Simple goals
6. Central themes
7. Rigid implementation
8. Piecemeal implementation
9. Personal appeals
10. Coalitions
11. Influence
12. Inspirational appeals
13. Democratic decision making
14. A declining resources
15. High role ambiguity
16. Clear performance appraisal systems
17. Challenge middle managers to reinvent their departments
18. Develop new strategies for the problems at hand
19. Shift middle managers to promote new views
20. Reemphasize the mission and core values
21. Tracking progress
22. Competitive teams
23. Formal models of implementation
24. Coalition management
25. Has a desire for power
26. Is a social nonconformist
27. Is insensitive to social cues
28. Believes he or she has little influence
29. Is always necessary to some degree
30. Is best delivered by a bottom-up plan
31. Has no defined formula
32. Is best delivered by a top-down plan
33. The rate of change to make improvements
34. Willingness to move beyond incremental change
35. Patterns of behavior, norms, and values
36. Growth in sales, profits, and so forth
37. Speed of implementation
38. Simplicity
39. Clarity of vision
40. Adaptability
41. Personal appeals
42. Legitimacy
43. Pressure
44. Coalitions
45. are ongoing events within an organization
46. are separate and sequential processes
47. must be completely defined before action is taken
48. follow strict, unalterable guidelines