Principles and Practice of Management 2016 July Knec Past Paper

1. The management of Foka Limited has adopted the bureaucratic principles management as advocated by Max Weber. Outline five ways in which the company is likely to benefit from this adoption. (10 marks)
2. Explain five precautions that should be taken when using tests in employee selection to ensure that they achieve the intended purpose. (10 marks)
3. Organizations that adopt Management by Objectives (MBO) are likely to encounter certain challenges. Explain five such challenges. (10 marks)
4. Highlight five criticisms that can be raised against the use of Herzberg’s Two Factor theory in the motivation of emplpyees in an organization. (10 marks)
5. Give five reasons that make planning an important function of management. (10 marks)
6. Explain five challenges that an organization may face from heavily relying on casual workers as a source of labour supply. (10 marks)
7. Explain six circumstances under which a manager may find it necessary to use the autocratic style of leadership in an organization. (12 marks)
8. Outline four ways through which the management of an organization can fulfill the self actualization needs of employees. (8 marks)
9. The management of Maji Mazuri Limited reviews all the organization’s budgets after every six months. Explain six benefits that may accrue to the organization from this practice. (12 marks)
10. Explain four leadership behaviours that are associated with the Path Goal Theory of leadership. (8 marks)
11. Explain six roles that supervisors are expected to play in order to ensure proper coordination of activities in their departments. (12 marks)
12. Highlight four limitations of using written reports as a tool of control in an organization. (8 marks)
13. Outline four ways in which an organization may benefit from engaging in corporate social responsibility activities. (8 marks)
14. There are certain challenges that are associated with committee decision making in organizations. Explain six such challenges. (12 marks)

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