Main characteristics of the organizational culture

Question1) Various types of tests are used as selection methods to evaluate the applicant. In this regard, to assess his/her personality, emotional characteristics and honesty involves examining an individuals

(i) Physical appearance
(ii) Medical certificates
(iii) Previous employers
(iv) Handwriting
(v) Willpower.

Question2) Preliminary interviews are concise, first round interviews which aim to eliminate the applicants who are obviously unqualified for a job. In this regard, which of the following statement(s) is/are true?

I. They are formal interviews.
II. They are structured based on the job design.
III. They are conducted even before the candidate fills an application blanks.

(i) Only (II) above
(ii) Only (III) above
(iii) Both (I) and (II) above
(iv) Both (II) and (III) above
(v) All (I), (II) and (III) above.

Question3) Once interviewer has decided on the format, he could start formulating specific questions. The question “Tell me about yourself” belongs to which of the following type of questions?

(i) Open-ended question
(ii) Closed-ended question
(iii) Critical question
(iv) Casual question
(v) Probing question.

Question4) Evaluation is one of the main activities during interview process. Evaluation of a candidate must take place

(i) After all the candidates are interviewed
(ii) As soon as the candidate leaves a room after the interview
(iii) As soon as the candidates application is received
(iv) After the selection process is over
(v) As soon as the candidate joins the organization.

Question5) Socialization is a process which helps employee adapts organizational culture. In which stage of socialization model, employee gains an insight into his new job and new organization?

(i) Pre-arrival stage
(ii) Encounter stage
(iii) Metamorphosis stage
(iv) Cyclic stage
(v) Static stage.

Question6) Every employee in the organization is expected to perform as per the specifications of his/her job. The expected behaviour of an individual associated with a particular job is called as a/an

(i) Role
(ii) Value
(iii) Norm
(iv) Expectation
(v) Reality.

Question7) Which of the following are the main characteristics of the organizational culture?

I. The degree of significance attached to being accurate but imperfect in every action.
II. The degree of aggression and competitive spirit exhibited by employees.
III. The degree of concern of management towards the employees.
IV. The spirit of social responsibility and commitment exhibited by the management.

(i) Both (I) and (II) above
(ii) Both (II) and (III) above
(iii) Both (III) and (IV) above
(iv) (I), (II) and (III) above
(v) (II), (III) and (IV) above.

Question8) in which of the following socialization strategies, employees are segregated on the basis of their knowledge and ability?

(i) Fixed socialization strategy
(ii) Tournament socialization strategy
(iii) Non-sequential socialization strategy
(iv) Disjunctive socialization strategy
(v) Investiture socialization strategy.

Question9) New employees who face problems in the organization tend to go downhill in terms of their commitment and motivation. In this regard, which of the following are the objectives of an induction/orientation program in the organization?

I. To make individual feel welcome in the organization.
II. To create a positive perception of the employer.
III. To reinforce the employee’s confidence.
IV. To increase the time taken by employee to adapt to organization and his job.

(i) Both (I) and (II) above
(ii) (I), (II) and (III) above
(iii) (I), (III) and (IV) above
(iv) (II), (III) and (IV) above
(v) All (I), (II), (III) and (IV) above.

Question10) In the formal socialization process the individual learns the principles, policies of the organization and norms thoroughly. Which of the following is a disadvantage of the formal socialization strategies?

(i) It is a critical process to choose a right socialization agent
(ii) It is expensive in terms of both time and money
(iii) It is not viable for large organizations
(iv) It requires time to actually transfer learning to on the job performance
(v) It requires strict time schedule for completion of a particular task.

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