ITM100 CHAPTER 12 QUIZ

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According to the classical model of management, what are the five classical functions of managers?

What do contemporary behavioral models argue about managerial behavior?

What is one key difference between the classical model and contemporary behavioral models of managerial behavior?

What was the classical model of management largely unquestioned for after the 1920s?

What percentage of managerial activities last less than nine minutes?

Which category do Henry Mintzberg's managerial roles fall into?

What type of information do managers prioritize?

In what areas can predictive analytics be applied?

What does business intelligence analytics offer in terms of capabilities?

What is the accuracy rate of FedEx's predictive analytics in predicting customer responses, revenue generation, and customer attrition?

What is the primary focus of managers in their communication preferences?

What is the key purpose of building and maintaining a diverse network of contacts for managers?

What is the main focus of big data analytics in e-commerce?

What do informational roles position managers as?

What do managers prioritize in terms of communication flexibility?

What is the focus of decisional roles according to Henry Mintzberg's classification?

What is the purpose of executive support systems (ESS)?

What are the four dimensions of firm performance in the balanced scorecard framework?

What are key performance indicators (KPIs) used for in the balanced scorecard framework?

What is the purpose of regression analysis for Progressive Insurance?

What is the focus of decision support systems for senior management?

What does the balanced scorecard framework aim to operationalize?

What is the purpose of BI analytics in large enterprise systems?

What is a key aspect of the balanced scorecard framework?

What is the primary focus of ESS?

What is the role of simulation software for Progressive Insurance?

What is the purpose of defining small groups of customers, or “cells,” for Progressive Insurance?

Why is the balanced scorecard framework considered 'balanced'?

What are the five classical functions of managers according to the classical model?

What is the primary difference between the classical model and contemporary behavioral models of managerial behavior?

What did Henri Fayol and other early writers first describe as the classical functions of managers?

What is the focus of contemporary behavioral models in understanding managerial functions and roles?

What does the classical model of management largely describe?

What do contemporary behavioral scientists argue about the behavior of managers as compared to the classical model?

What is the primary focus of the classical model of management?

What is the primary emphasis of contemporary behavioral models in understanding managerial behavior?

What did the classical model of management dominate for a long time?

What do contemporary behavioral models argue about the behavior of managers compared to the classical model?

What is one key indicator of customer performance for an online retail firm in the balanced scorecard framework?

What is the primary focus of executive support systems (ESS)?

What is the purpose of using simulation software for Progressive Insurance?

What is the framework for operationalizing a firm’s strategic plan by focusing on measurable outcomes on four dimensions of firm performance?

What is the primary focus of predictive analytics?

What is the focus of business intelligence (BI) analytics in large enterprise systems?

What is the main purpose of building and maintaining a diverse network of contacts for managers?

What is a key purpose of regression analysis for Progressive Insurance?

What is the key aspect of big data analytics in e-commerce?

What do the balanced scorecard key performance indicators (KPIs) measure for a firm?

What is the primary focus of managers in their communication preferences?

What is the role of decision support systems (DSS) for senior management?

What do business intelligence analytics offer in terms of capabilities?

What is the main focus of intensive modeling tools in business intelligence (BI) analytics?

What is the focus of decisional roles according to Henry Mintzberg's classification?

What is the purpose of defining small groups of customers, or “cells,” for Progressive Insurance?

What is the purpose of BI analytics in large enterprise systems?

What are the three categories into which Henry Mintzberg classified managerial behavior?

What do managers prioritize in terms of communication flexibility?

What is the accuracy rate of FedEx's predictive analytics in predicting customer responses, revenue generation, and customer attrition?

Summary

Managerial Roles and Business Intelligence

  • Managers engage in over 600 activities daily, without respite, and struggle to fulfill their extensive responsibilities.
  • Managerial activities are short-lived, with most lasting less than nine minutes and only 10% exceeding an hour.
  • Managers prioritize current, specific, and ad hoc information, favoring oral over written communication for flexibility and quick responses.
  • Building and maintaining a diverse network of contacts is crucial for managers to execute their personal and organizational goals.
  • Henry Mintzberg classified managerial behavior into 10 roles, falling into three categories: interpersonal, informational, and decisional.
  • Interpersonal roles involve managers as figureheads, leaders, and liaisons within the organization.
  • Informational roles position managers as information disseminators and spokespersons, centralizing and redistributing vital information.
  • Business intelligence analytics offer capabilities such as visual tools for performance data, ad hoc query creation, and drill down for detailed views.
  • Predictive analytics use statistical analysis and historical data to model future events and behaviors, with applications in sales, marketing, and finance.
  • FedEx employs predictive analytics to predict customer responses, revenue generation, and customer attrition with an accuracy rate of 65-90%.
  • Predictive analytics are also utilized in credit scoring, healthcare, and direct marketing campaigns to identify potential high-cost patients and promising customers.
  • Big data analytics, incorporating data from social media and customer transactions, are increasingly integrated into predictive analytics for personalized recommendations and decision support in e-commerce.

Managerial Roles and Business Intelligence

  • Managers engage in over 600 activities daily, without respite, and struggle to fulfill their extensive responsibilities.
  • Managerial activities are short-lived, with most lasting less than nine minutes and only 10% exceeding an hour.
  • Managers prioritize current, specific, and ad hoc information, favoring oral over written communication for flexibility and quick responses.
  • Building and maintaining a diverse network of contacts is crucial for managers to execute their personal and organizational goals.
  • Henry Mintzberg classified managerial behavior into 10 roles, falling into three categories: interpersonal, informational, and decisional.
  • Interpersonal roles involve managers as figureheads, leaders, and liaisons within the organization.
  • Informational roles position managers as information disseminators and spokespersons, centralizing and redistributing vital information.
  • Business intelligence analytics offer capabilities such as visual tools for performance data, ad hoc query creation, and drill down for detailed views.
  • Predictive analytics use statistical analysis and historical data to model future events and behaviors, with applications in sales, marketing, and finance.
  • FedEx employs predictive analytics to predict customer responses, revenue generation, and customer attrition with an accuracy rate of 65-90%.
  • Predictive analytics are also utilized in credit scoring, healthcare, and direct marketing campaigns to identify potential high-cost patients and promising customers.
  • Big data analytics, incorporating data from social media and customer transactions, are increasingly integrated into predictive analytics for personalized recommendations and decision support in e-commerce.

Description

Explore the daily activities and extensive responsibilities of managers, as well as the classifications of managerial behavior by Henry Mintzberg. Discover the crucial role of business intelligence analytics, including predictive analytics and big data analytics, in decision-making processes and strategic planning.

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