For a Full Version, Visit: http://wps.prenhall.com/bp_robbins_ob_11/0,9699,1616885-,00.html Answer these Questions Chapter 7 Quiz This activity contains 22 questions. All of the following are ingredients common to MBO programs EXCEPT: An explicit time period Participative decision making Consistent monetary rewards Performance feedback A participative process that uses the entire capacity of employees and is designed to encourage increased commitment to the organization's success is: MBO Employee involvement Reengineering OB Mod Participation _____________. Is synonymous with employee involvement Is a more limited term than employee involvement Is the larger framework of which employee involvement is a subset And employee stock ownership plans are synonymous Work groups of employees and supervisors who meet regularly to discuss their quality problems and recommend solutions is a form of participative management called: Department teams Cooperative groups Evaluation teams Quality circles _____ is an incentive plan where improvements in group productivity determine the total amount of money that is allocated. ESOP Gainsharing Variable pay Scanlon plan Which of the following is NOT a downside of skill-based pay? People can "top out". Skills can become obsolete. Ambitious people can confront minimal advancement opportunities. People are paid for acquiring skills for which there is no immediate need. In the future, we can expect the percentage of large-and medium-sized companies offering flexible benefit plans to reflect: The expanding diversity among employees Growing entitlement Greater competition for employees Greater desire to give employees more To motivate professionals, you should do all of the following EXCEPT: Provide them with ongoing challenging projects Give them autonomy Force them to assume managerial responsibilities Allow them to structure their work in ways that they find productive Whole Foods Market uses which type of variable pay programs? Piece rate plans and gainsharing Piece rate plans and profit sharing Profit sharing and gainsharing None of the above In order to maximize the motivation of a diverse workforce, the key word will be: Fairness Flexibility Status Money In MBO, goals are unilaterally set by the employee and communicated to the boss. True False Employee involvement is a participative process that uses the entire capacity of employees and is designed to encourage increased commitment to the organization's success. True False Quality circles have the authority to find problems, assess alternative actions, and implement a solution. True False ESOPs are company-established benefit plans in which employees acquire stock as part of their benefits. True False Employee involvement programs could provide employees with intrinsic motivation by increasing opportunities for growth and responsibility. True False Gainsharing and profit sharing are the same thing. True False Skill-based pay encourages employees to concentrate on one or two highly desirable skills. True False Traditional benefit packages were designed for the typical employee of the 1950s; fewer than 10% of employees now fit that stereotype, requiring an updated look at these benefits. True False The loyalty of professionals is more often to their profession than to their employee. True False High pay will usually lead to highly motivated workers in low-skilled, highly repetitious jobs. True False What is MBO? To create paragraphs in your essay response, type <p> at the beginning of the paragraph, and </p> at the end. What is a variable-pay program? To create paragraphs in your essay response, type <p> at the beginning of the paragraph, and </p> at the end.