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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. A classification scheme for labeling basic hand motions






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






3. Scientific management; General administrative theory






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






5. 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






6. 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






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






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






9. Total quality management (TQM)






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






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






12. The study of the actions of people at work






13. Systems approach; Contingency approach






14. Early advocates; Hawthorne Studies; Organizational Behavior






15. The use of quantitative techniques to improve decision making






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






17. Systems that interact with their environment






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






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






20. Breakdown of jobs into narrow and repetitive tasks






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. Henri Fayol; Max Weber






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






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






25. 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






26. Frederick W. Taylor; Frank and Lillian Gilbreth






27. W. Edwards Deming; Joseph M. Juran






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