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MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS From a practical point of view, the absolutely essential


1.From a practical point of view, the absolutely essential element in all decision-making is having

a.      achievable goals

b.   purposeful behavior

c.   a choice

d.   real alternatives


2.Decision making is irrelevant unless it is translated into

a.   clear goals and objectives

b.   purposeful action

c.    plausible alternatives

d.   heuristic solutions

e.   a formal mission statement


3.According to several experts, decision-making is a synonym for

a.   transactional analysis

b.   supervision

c.   goal oriented behavior

d.   management

e.   rational planning


4.The two cardinal sins in decision-making are

a.anxiety and worry

b.lack of communication and evaluation

c.confidence and determination

d.procrastination and vacillation


5.The specialized work of making decisions designed to maintain the organization in operation belongs to

a.   executives

b.   upper level managers

c.   mid‑level managers

d.   supervisory managers

e.   line officers


6.Good managers scan the organization and its environment for signs (or symptoms) of problems in need of solution through decision making. From a systems point of view, this is known as

a.    noise

b.    output

c.    feedback

d.    input

e.    through‑put


7.The inability or failure to make decisions in situations where sufficient data has been gathered and some type of decision is necessary is known as

a.    procrastination

b.    bureaupathic indecision

c.       selective indifference

d.    role overload

e.    vacillation


8.From a decision‑making perspective, vacillation refers to the inability to

a.   make substantive decisions commensurate with one's position

b.    stay the course even though a particular decision is correct

c .     rely on existing policies and procedures

d.    differentiate between big and little decisions


9.With reference to collective decision-making, is the manager's job to

a.   activate and give direction to the process

b.    control the outcome of the decision-making

c.    implement decisions with which they agree

d.    reward the "quick fix," not solid solutions


10.The authors of the textbook believe collective decision-making

a.   is a fad with little or no substantive value

b.   will become a dominant factor in police work

c.    represents the abdication of real leadership

d.    indicates the existence of anomic conditions

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