Organizational Culture MCQs

Organizational Culture MCQs

Answer these 40 Organizational Culture MCQs and see how sharp is your knowledge of Organizational Culture.
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1: The ability to transfer the demands of the market into organizational actions is known as_____

A.   Acceptability

B.   Adaptability

C.   Accessibility

D.   None of these

2: Bureaucratic Control means when legitimate authority governs _____ interactions.

A.   Personal

B.   Social

C.   Political

D.   All of these

3: Clan Control occurs when shared _____ govern how people interact socially.

A.   Values

B.   Beliefs

C.   Attitudes

D.   Both a and b

4: Climcult means _____ work together to influence how people experience their work environment.

A.   Culture

B.   Climate

C.   Both

D.   None

5: Defining values and subsystems that are the basis of a strong culture refers to_____

A.   Commitment

B.   Adaptability

C.   Consistency

D.   None of these

6: Enacted Values are the values that are acted out.

A.   True

B.   False

7: Engineers is the group that focuses on _____ systems to support the work of operations.

A.   Evaluating

B.   Designing

C.   Testing

D.   All of these

8: Entry refers to when a new member ____ work.

A.   Starts

B.   Continues

C.   Ends

D.   Any of these

9: Espoused Values are the values that are not stated.

A.   True

B.   False

10: Ethical Climate refers to the _____

A.   Moral atmosphere of the work environment

B.   The level of ethics practiced within an organization

C.   Both

D.   None

11: Employees who have worked their way up organizational career ladders and are financially responsible to their board of directors and shareholders are known as_____

A.   Engineers

B.   Executives

C.   Managers

D.   None of these

12: Involvement means building _____

A.   Human capability

B.   Ownership

C.   Responsibility

D.   All of these

13: _____ is the correct statement about Language.

A.   Jargon or acronyms that may be unique to an organization

B.   Represent the organizational culture

C.   Represent how organizational culture is transmitted to newcomers

D.   All are correct

14: Market Control exists when _____ determine how social interactions between people are formed.

A.   Experience

B.   Items

C.   Prices

D.   All of these

15: When a person transforms from a new employee to an established contributor who is valued and trusted by other members of the organization it is called_____

A.   Transformation

B.   Metamorphosis

C.   Transmutation

D.   None of these

16: Mission means defining the _____ direction for the organization.

A.   Meaningful, long term

B.   Meaningless, long term

C.   Meaningful, short term

D.   Meaningless, short term

17: Onboarding is the process of welcoming and orienting new organizational members to facilitate their adjustment to the _____

A.   Organizational beliefs

B.   Organization’s culture

C.   Practices of organization

D.   Both b and c

18: Operators are the line managers and employees who are involved in _____

A.   Making products

B.   Delivering services

C.   Interacting with customers directly

D.   All of these

19: Organizational Anticipatory Socialization is the process an individual goes through as they attempt to find an organization to join.

A.   True

B.   False

20: Level of agreement in perceptions about the organization and work environment among employees is known as_____

A.   Organizational Culture

B.   Organizational Climate

C.   Organizational Environment

D.   None of these

21: Organizational Culture is the pattern of basic assumptions, that a given group has invented, discovered, or developed in learning to cope with its problems of_____

A.   External adaptation

B.   Internal integration

C.   Communication

D.   Both a and b

22: Organizational Socialization is defined as the process an organization utilizes to ensure that new members acquire necessary_____ and skills to become productive organizational members.

A.   Attitudes

B.   Behaviors

C.   Knowledge

D.   All of these

23: Pre Entry occurs from the time someone is offered the job to when they _____

A.   Are shortlisted for interview

B.   Actually start working

C.   Actually interviewed

D.   All of these

24: _____ is a form of social action in which a group’s values and identity are publicly demonstrated or enacted in a stylized manner, within the context of a specific occasion or event”.

A.   Habit

B.   Ritual

C.   Norm

D.   None of these

25: Stories are the shared meanings and values representing the _____

A.   Organizational culture

B.   Guide behavior

C.   Organizational Socialization

D.   Both a and b

26: Symbols means sharing of knowledge through access and exposure to _____

A.   That represent or illustrate a cultural value or an idea.

B.   Images

C.   Diagrams

D.   Objects

E.   All of these

27: A common perception held by the organization′s members; a system of shared meaning is referred to as:

A.   The organizational chart.

B.   A belief system.

C.   Formalization.

D.   Organizational culture.

28: The taken for granted notions of how something should be in an organization are called:

A.   Artifacts

B.   Values

C.   Assumptions

D.   Culture

29: The Mary Kay annual award meeting publicly recognizes outstanding sales performance and reinforces the key values of the organization and its goals, thus it is considered a:

A.   Subculture

B.   Core value

C.   Ritual

D.   Belief

30: The key characteristic of organizational culture that assesses the degree to which organizational activities emphasize maintaining the status quo in contrast to growth is:

A.   Outcome orientation

B.   Stability

C.   Aggressiveness

D.   Attention to detail.

31: The dominant culture is:

A.   The sum of the subcultures.

B.   Synonymous with the organization’s culture.

C.   The degree of sharedness.

D.   Management s perception about the organization.

32: A strong organizational culture increases behavioural consistency and, therefore, can act as a substitute for:

A.   Leadership

B.   Followership

C.   Formalization

D.   Socialization

33: Today, the role of culture in influencing employee behaviour seems to:

A.   Be increasingly important.

B.   Be disappearing.

C.   Have minimum value.

D.   Be decreasing in importance.

34: The ultimate source of an organization′s culture is:

A.   The country in which it operates.

B.   The business planning process.

C.   Top management.

D.   Its founders.

35: The force(s) that play a part in sustaining a culture include all of the following except:

A.   Actions of senior executives.

B.   Promotion procedures.

C.   Performance evaluation criteria.

D.   Stakeholder equity.

36: If there is a basic conflict between the individual′s expectations and the organization′s expectations, the employee is most likely to be disillusioned and quit during which stage?

A.   Pre-arrival

B.   Metamorphosis

C.   Encounter

D.   Adjustment

37: According to the socialization process, the stage when a new employee adjusts to his/her work group′s values and norms is called:

A.   Encounter

B.   Resolution

C.   Acceptance

D.   Metamorphosis

38: In which entry socialization option would role models be deliberately withheld?

A.   Random

B.   Invariable

C.   Serial

D.   Collective

39: Goffee and Jones argue that the two dimensions that underlie organizational culture are sociability and solidarity. High sociability people will:

A.   Do kind things for one another

B.   Overlook personal bias

C.   Expect something in return for their efforts

D.   Be less aggressive and individually oriented

40: A communal culture is best described as one where people:

A.   Have a feeling of belonging

B.   Are intense and determined to meet goals

C.   Are commited to individual tasks

D.   Know and like each other

41: If you possess good social skills and empathy and like to forge close relationships, you are cut out for this type of culture:

A.   Dominant

B.   Mercenary

C.   Fragmented

D.   Networked

42: The process of adapting to the organizational culture where one works is called _____.

A.   Assimilation

B.   Participation

C.   Requisite variety

D.   Negative entropy

43: The ____ is the set of key values, beliefs, and attitudes shared by members of an organization.

A.   Organizational Culture

B.   Participation

C.   Requisite variety

D.   Negative entropy

44: ________ cultures value hard work and promote entrepreneurial risk taking.

A.   Short-term oriented.

B.   High uncertainty avoidance.

C.   Individualist.

D.   All of these

45: ____ is the set of key values, beliefs, and attitudes shared by members of an organization.

A.   Industry code of ethics

B.   Internal environment

C.   Organizational culture

D.   None of these

46: ______are cultures that form around geographic or organizational units in a company.

A.   Micro cultures.

B.   Intracultures.

C.   Counter cultures.

D.   Subcultures.

47: A strong culture exists when it has ___________ and __________.

A.   High consensus; high intensity

B.   Low consensus; high intensity

C.   High consensus; low intensity

D.   Low consensus; low intensity

E.   Moderate consensus; moderate intensity

48: In organizations with mercenary cultures, we tend to find _____ sociability and _____ solidarity.

A.   High; high

B.   Low; high

C.   Safety culture

D.   Low; low

49: Organizations that promote a spiritual culture ________.

A.   Recognize that people seek to find meaning and purpose in their work

B.   Workplace spirituality

C.   By listening more

D.   None of these