Course Business Ethics
Test Module 5 Quiz
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  • Question 1

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Corporate culture applies to
Selected Answer: 1.

all organizations.

  • Question 2

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Group norms
Selected Answer: 2.

are standards of behavior that groups expect of their members.

  • Question 3

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Which of the following statements about power is true?
Selected Answer: 2.

Power can be used to motivate individuals ethically or unethically.

  • Question 4

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Leaders who utilize reward power might reward other employees with
Selected Answer: 1.

All of these would be considered rewards.

  • Question 5

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The ability to influence the behavior of others by offering them something desirable is best described as
Selected Answer: 5.

reward power.

  • Question 6

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Bob inspires his employees to follow a vision, facilitates change, and creates a strongly positive climate, all while stressing performance. Bob has helped to create a(n) ____ culture.
Selected Answer: 4.


  • Question 7

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The “grapevine” within an organization is an important source of ethical information for
Selected Answer: 3.

informal groups.

  • Question 8

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According to the text, motivation is defined as
Selected Answer: 1.

a force within the individual that focuses his or her behavior on achieving a goal.

  • Question 9

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A cultural audit may be used to identify
Selected Answer: 1.

an organization’s culture.

  • Question 10


            How do group norms influence the ethical behavior of an organization? What happens when the norms of a particular group conflict with the organization’s corporate culture or objectives?
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In a certain group, there is a set of behavioral norms that is adopted by the group as a whole. Each organization might have multiple groups. Each of the group might have norms that define what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in that group. In other word, the group norms define the limits of the group expectations from its members.

In an organization. Groups and teams are formed to perform different tasks effectively. These groups are the fundamental ingredients of the decision making process of the organization. Therefore, the group norms can come into play when making organizational decisions. As there are different groups involved in decision making, it is possible that group norms of a certain group may be in conflict with the group norms of another group and hence conflicts can arise.

If the norms of a particular group are in conflict with the organizational culture or objective, there is a possibility that the organizational goals will not be achieved or there would be problems in achieving these goals effectively.

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  • Question 11

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Explicit statements of values, beliefs and customs usually come from
Selected Answer: 2.

top management.