The gathering of data through questionnaires or personal interviews, which are then fed back to the surveyed group by the change agent, is an example of which type of organizational development intervention?
In-Town Veterinary Clinic determines that to improve revenue it needs to be able to schedule 45 dogs for vaccinations every week. In this example, “dogs per week” is
the attribute sought.
the target to be achieved.
an index to measure progress.
a time frame.
During a planning meeting, Colin encourages everyone on his team to politely share and contribute to the discussion about a price penetration strategy for a new blender. What specific management skill does Colin demonstrate?
Henry Mintzberg’s analysis of management roles showed the importance of
gathering information before making decisions.
hiring the right employees for the job.
having good presentation skills.
running effective meetings.
When a CEO describes the company’s future in the succinct slogan “anywhere, anytime,” what device is the CEO using to facilitate change?
Developing political support
Negotiating and manipulating
Managing a transition
Communicating a vision
Intraglobal is an organization that wants to reduce manufacturing costs and provide jobs in developing nations. To help meet these goals, Intraglobal should consider developing a strategy for
Which of the following is NOT a type of organizational development intervention?
For businesspersons to be ethical, they must strive for success while
making a profit for owners as their sole guide.
being fair, just, and trustworthy.
following government regulations as long as it doesn’t cost them.
following the policy caveat emptor.
While intuitive decision making is not based on formal analysis or conscious reasoning, it often has a very real basis in
the limitations of logic and rationality.
the need to make real-world decisions.
years of practice and experience.
a manager’s ability to make good guesses.