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Octomber 2006

Time: 3 Hours
Marks: 100
  1. Attempt any five questions.
  2. Figures to the right indicate full marks.
  • Q.1(a) Explain in brief (any three):- 15
  •   (1) Behavioural bias.  
  •   (2) Contigency Approach.  
  •   (3) Characteristics of OB field.  
  •   (4) Motivation Behaviour.  
  •   (5) Law of Individual Differences.  
  •   (6) Role of Structure in OB.  
  •   (b) Write short note on (any one):- 5
  •   (i) Organizational goals.  
  •   (ii) Organizational forces.  
  • Q.2 (a) State whether the following statements are True or False and give reasons for the same (any three):- 15
  •   (i) The key to better communication is quantity and not quality.  
  •   (ii) For effective communication, managers must develop a positive communication attitud.  
  •   (iii) Actions have no meaning.  
  •   (iv) Credibility gaps cause problems in effective communication.  
  •   (v) Words do not provide meaning but people do.  
  •   (vi) Rum ours always give correct information.  
  •   (b) Write short note on (any one):- 5  
  •   (i) Communication Needs.  
  •   (ii) Communication Barriers.  
  • Q.3 Define work motivation and explain the nature of work motivation. Discuss goal-setting theory of motivation. 20  
  • Q.4 (a) Give reasons for the following statements.(any three):— 15  
  •   (i) Appraisal interviews can be threatening for many managers.  
  •   (ii) The 360 degree feedback works best when an individuals self assessments matches with others assessment of them.  
  •   (iii) Incentives linking pay with performance can be advantageous as well as disadvantageous.  
  •   (iv) Profit-Sharing recognize mutual interests.  
  •   (v) Skill based pay rewards individual for what they know how to do.  
  •   (vi) Money provides social as well as economic value.  
  •   (b) Write a short note on (any one):- 5
  •   (i) The Appraisal Interview.
  •   (ii) Nature of Attribution.
  • Q.5 Describe Managerial Grid and path goal model of leadership. 20
  • Q.6 (a) Give reasons for the following statements(any three):- 15  
  •   (i) Work moods of employees are important to managers.  
  •   (ii) Employees feelings about their jobs are highly dynamics.  
  •   (iii) Managers must increase the job involvement of the employees  
  •   (iv) Satisfaction performance relationship is very complex.  
  •   (v) Organizational commitment indicates loyalty of the employees.  
  •   (vi) Surveys have many benefits.  
  •   (b) Write short note on (any one):- 5  
  •   (i) Changing employee attitude.  
  •   (ii) Types of survey questions.  
  • Q.7 (a) State whether the following statements are True or False and give reasons for the same (any three):- 15  
  •   (i) Some conflicts are destructive at the intergroup level.  
  •   (ii) 'Lose-Win' is the preferred out come.  
  •   (iii) Avoiding is the best ways of solving conflicts.  
  •   (iv) Employees respond in three ways to the manager’s use of different power bases.  
  •   (v) Legitimate power comes from higher authority.  
  •   (vi) Organizational politics helps to accomplish personal goals at work.  
  •   (b) Write a short note on (any one):- 5  
  •   (i) Stroking.  
  •   (ii) Tactics used to gain political power.  
  • Q.8 How do the informal organizations emerge? Explain the potential outcomes of formal group processes. 20  
  • Q.9 (a) Explain briefly (any three):- 15  
  •   (i) Linking pin model.  
  •   (ii) Super ordinate goal.  
  •   (iii) Problems in teams.  
  •   (iv) Cross functional teams.  
  •   (v) ) Project manager.  
  •   (vi) Characteristics of mature teams.  
  •   (b) Write a short note on (any one):- 5  
  •   (i) Feedback.  
  •   (ii) Social loafing.  
  • Q.10 Explain the functions and types of counseling. 20  
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