Test 3

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Question 1

 

 

 

A study indicated that when a team takes the time to debate the issues:

 

 

 

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team leadership usually changes hands.

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considerable conflict arises within the group.

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a suboptimal decision is more likely to be reached.

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an optimal decision is more likely to be reached.

 

4 points  

 

Question 2

 

 

 

A distinguishing characteristic of the crew type of team is that:

 

 

 

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the crew members rarely rotate specialties.

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the crew members are all of the same sex.

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each member must be a certified swimmer.

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the events performed are usually for the long term.

 

4 points  

 

Question 3

 

 

 

A distinguishing feature of a self-managing work team is that the:

 

 

 

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team is appointed a leader.

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team has two or more members.

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members cooperate with each other.

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members manage their own activity to a large extent.

 

4 points  

 

Question 4

 

 

 

Melissa takes an advocacy approach to group decision-making. During a problem-solving meeting she is likely to:

 

 

 

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advocate whatever is best for the company.

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be extra courteous toward the other team members.

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do whatever she can to get her alternative selected by the group.

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be the first to offer constructive suggestions.

 

4 points  

 

Question 5

 

 

 

A major contributor to the team worker role is to:

 

 

 

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screen new members for the group.

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spark the creativity of group members.

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build relationships within the group.

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challenge the thinking of the group.

 

4 points  

 

Question 6

 

 

 

The decision making step in which the group comes to agreement on the nature of the problem is called:

 

 

 

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identify the problem.

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analyze the cause.

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search for alternative solutions.

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clarify the problem.

 

4 points  

 

Question 7

 

With a true team, the skills of members:

 

 

 

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are complementary.

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duplicate each other's.

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are rated on a one-to-ten scale.

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are opposite to those of the leader.

 

4 points  

 

Question 8

 

A cross-functional team is composed of:

 

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three different project groups.

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two supervisors along with other team members.

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members from different units of the organization.

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members from the same unit of the organization.

 

4 points  

 

Question 9

 

A group has achieved synergy when:

 

 

 

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all members agree on a course of action.

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each member agrees with a problem solution.

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members are solving problems at an above-average rate.

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the total output exceeds the sum of individual contributions.

 

4 points  

 

Question 10

 

 

 

The last step for effective group decision making is:

 

 

 

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select alternatives.

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analyze the cause.

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provide for evaluation and accountability.

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develop an action plan.

 

Question 11  

 

What are the guidelines for the brainstorming process? Identify two problems on or off the job for which you think brainstorming would be effective. APA Guidelines are to be used for your in-text citations and sources. (250 words)

 

Question 12

 

What are the disadvantages of group work and teamwork? What should the other team members do when they uncover a social loafer? APA Guidelines are to be used for your in-text citations and sources. (250 words)

 

 

 

 

 In text citation with essay question please

DuBrin, A. J. (2009). (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.Human relations: Interpersonal job-oriented skills

 

 

 

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