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Management 101: Management History

Subject : business-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 28 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. The study of the actions of people at work






2. Early advocates; Hawthorne Studies; Organizational Behavior






3. A series of studies during the 1920s and 1930s that provided new insights into individual and group behavior






4. A philosophy of management that is driven by continuous improvement and responsiveness to customer needs and expectations






5. Scientific management; General administrative theory






6. W. Edwards Deming; Joseph M. Juran






7. First studies of management - which emphasized rationality and making organizations and workers as efficient as possible






8. Systems that interact with their environment






9. A period during the late eighteenth century when machine power was substituted for human power - making it more economical to manufacture goods in factories than at home






10. Robert Owen; Hugo Munsterberg; Mary Parker Follett; Chester Barnard






11. 1. Division of work; 2. Authority; 3. Discipline; 4. Unity of command; 5. Unity of direction; 6. Subordinate of individual interests to the general interest; 7. Remuneration; 8. Centralization; 9. Scalar Chain; 10. Order; 11. Equity; 12. Stability of






12. The use of quantitative techniques to improve decision making






13. An approach that involves using the scientific method to find the 'one best way' for job to be done






14. A form of organization characterized by divisions of labor - a clearly defined hierarchy - detailed rules and regulations - and impersonal relationships






15. A classification scheme for labeling basic hand motions






16. 1. Develop a science for each element of an individual's work to replace the old rule-of-thumb method; 2. Scientifically select and then train - teach - and develop the worker; 3. Heartily cooperate with the workers so as to ensure that all work is






17. Organization size; Routiness of task technology; Environmental uncertainty; Individual differences






18. A set of interrelated and interdependent parts arranged in a manner that produces a unified whole






19. Breakdown of jobs into narrow and repetitive tasks






20. An approach to management that focuses on describing what managers do and what constitutes good management practice






21. 1. Intense focus on the customer; 2. Concern for continual improvement; 3. Process focused; 4. Improvement in the quality of everything the organization does; 5. Accurate measurement; 6. Empowerment of employees






22. Fundamental rules of management that could be applied in all organizational situations and taught in schools






23. Systems approach; Contingency approach






24. Henri Fayol; Max Weber






25. A management approach that recognizes organizations as different - which means they face different situations (contingencies) and require different ways of managing






26. Systems that are not influenced by and do not interact with their environment






27. Total quality management (TQM)






28. Frederick W. Taylor; Frank and Lillian Gilbreth