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Multiple choice questions: planning

A dozen questions on planning. Another set on strategic management completes Chapter 8. Try Once you have completed the questions, click on the 'Submit Answers for Grading' button at the bottom of this page to get your results.

This activity contains 12 questions.

Question 1.
Identify the best definition of planning.


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Question 2.
ch8_fig8-1.gif In the sketch of the planning and control cycle, what do the arrows X and Y indicate?


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Question 3.
In Chapter 9, we identify three levels of planning.

What are they?

 
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Question 4.
What is the planning horizon?


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Question 5.
Identify Milliken's types of uncertainty.




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A State uncertainty
B Response uncertainty
C Effect uncertainty
 
 
 
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Question 6.
Check your definitions.



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A Objective
B Goal
C Strategy
D Mission
 
 
 
 
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Question 7.
We identified several internal benefits of objectives, goals and a sense of mission. Which is not included?


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Question 8.
i) A good objective should clarify the desired result;

ii) enable achievement to be measured; and

iii) need not specify a time scale.

Which of these statements is true?

 
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Question 9.
What is measurementship?

 
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Question 10.
What three problems commonly hindering successful planning did we identify?


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Question 11.
What is the more formal term for what is known as 'Plan B'?


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Question 12.
Good crisis management involves immediately decentralising control to a number of well-trained teams. They concentrate on speedy resolution of the crisis.


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