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Hawthorne Experiments, Organization Theory Quiz

1. Which of the following is true about Theory X and Theory Y?
A. The Hawthorne experiments support Theory X and Theory Y.
B. Theory Y supports autonomy and Theory X challenges autonomy.
C. Theory Y is outdated due to current laws and regulations, which leaves Theory X as the only option.
D. Theory X is more cost effective than Theory Y.

2. What did the Hawthorne experiments report?
A. It reported on motivations and social responses of workers in an organization
B. It confirmed that positive reinforcement is most effective before noon for good sleepers.
C. It discussed the productivity of line workers versus productivity of the management team.
D. It reported that smoking does not correlate to arrival time to work.

3. Which of the following is an example of a post-bureaucratic organization?
A. Bureaucracy remains and the hierarchy expands
B. The removal of all senators from office
C. Bills become laws through the executive branch
D. A task force with diverse experts

4. What is scientific management?
A. It identifies the biological effects of management.
B. It is the systematic approach to using the most efficient methods with the least amount of resistance.
C. It is the organization and arrangement of formulas in the public sector.
D. It is a new form of government to retain environmental activists.

What is organization theory?
A. The study of how to relieve oneself from chaos
B. The study of management actions
C. The study of group and individual behavior within organizational arrangements
D. The study of organized groupthink

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Which of the following is true about Theory X and Theory Y?
A. The Hawthorne experiments support Theory X and Theory Y.
B. Theory Y supports autonomy and Theory X challenges autonomy.
C. Theory Y is outdated due to current laws and regulations, which leaves Theory X as the only option.
D. Theory X is more cost effective than Theory Y.

McGregor created X and Y Theory to based on two theories of employee motivation. Theory Y believers think that employees view work as a source of satisfaction, are self motivated and find work natural and easy. Theory X believers contend workers inherently dislike work and thus must be coerced into doing their jobs. Since Theory Y believed employees are self-motivated they ...

Solution Summary

This solution explains Theory X and Y, the Hawthorne experiments, definition of post-bureaucratic organization, scientific management and organization theory briefly, in response to multiple choice questions.

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