Question Assessment – Chapter 8
According to the job characteristics model, task significance is the degree to which ________.
A. a job generates direct and clear information about performance
B. a job bears an impact on the lives or work of other people
C. a job provides the worker freedom in scheduling work and determining its procedure
D. a job requires completion of a whole and identifiable piece of work
E. a job requires a variety of different activities
Beyond redesigning the nature of the work itself and involving employees in decisions, another approach to making the work environment more motivating is to alter work arrangements to meet employee needs. Which of the following is designed to give an employee greater control of their schedule?
A. job enlargement
B. job rotation
D. job enrichment
With reference to the job characteristics model, which of the following defines task identity?
A. the degree to which a job requires a variety of different activities
B. the degree to which work activities generate direct and clear information about performance
C. the degree to which a job has an impact on the lives or work of other people
D. the degree to which a job provides the worker freedom in scheduling and procedure
E. the degree to which a job requires completion of a whole and identifiable piece of work
Which of the following statements is true of the job characteristics model?
A. The operation of the model is relatively individualistic in nature.
B. The operation of the model is universal and unaffected by cultural factors.
C. The operation of the model cannot be quantitatively measured.
D. The operation of the model fulfils only extrinsic motivational needs.
E. The operation of the model requires employees to have similar skill sets.
Which of the following variable pay programs is free from dependence on company profits?
D. job sharing
E. employee stock ownership plans
Employees who use the flextime option have to ________.
A. work from home only two days a week
B. work from the office during the common core period and put in the extra hours as per their convenience
C. work from the office for three days of the week
D. work from the office based on a schedule fixed with the compatible partner they function with
E. work from home on a relatively permanent basis
Which of the following is an example of a piece-rate plan?
A. stock options at cheaper prices
B. $2 for each unit produced
C. $20 for each hour of work
D. straight commission plan
E. spot bonuses
What is an advantage of bonuses over merit-based pay plan?
A. Bonuses improve flexibility of the workforce.
B. Employees are rewarded for recent performance.
C. Employees don’t view bonuses as a part of their salary.
D. Bonuses are paid based on a formula.
E. Bonuses improve performance of the group as a whole.
A ________ plan distributes compensation based on some established formula designed around revenue of the company.
The periodic shifting of an employee from one task to another with similar skill requirements at the same organizational level is defined as ________.
A. job analysis
B. job enlargement
C. job sharing
D. job rotation
E. job enrichment
Sally Peterson, who works as an entry-level editor, wants to go for dental reconstruction surgery and sent a query to her HR department asking for a list of preferred hospitals. The HR looked through her healthcare plan which provided only a minimum coverage for routine drugs and vision care. Consequently, the HR manager has recently informed her that if she wishes to carry on with the dental procedure, she will have to pay for it on her own. Which of the following healthcare plans should she avail to meet her needs?
Question Assessment – Chapter 8