Members of a team develop their ______ based on the expectations of the team, of the organization, and of themselves.
D. job descriptions
E. social fit
Which of the following is an advantage of larger groups?
A. Higher morale
B. More effective interaction
C. Greater boldness
D. Can take advantage of division of labor
E. Less social loafing
Who are typical members of continuous improvement teams?
A. Workers and supervisors
B. Supervisors and managers
C. Managers and agents representing competitors
D. Outside suppliers
E. Customers and suppliers
Which of the following is an advantage of smaller groups?
A. Fewer distractions
B. More formalized team leadership
C. More creativity and innovation
D. More division of labor
E. Better interaction and morale
At Berk Architects, a group of designers are developing the first drawings for a proposed multi-use development in a revitalizing section of a large city. What type of work team is this group?
A. Project team
B. Production team
C. Product team
D. Action team
E. Advice team
aE. Better interaction and morale
bD. Can take advantage of division of labor
cA. Workers and supervisors
dA. Project team
5 Multiple Choice Questions
E. Allowing off-the-job social events
C. concentrate on solving problems.
5 True/False Questions
Sasha told her team that she is moving forward with a change to the bonus structure, despite vocal objections from several team members. Sasha is using the ______ conflict-handling style.
E. accommodating → D. forcing
Yuan's team was not making much progress on the development of a new production process. Linnea was being very uncooperative; she did not agree with the direction Yuan was taking, so she hadn't helped with her part. This team is in what stage of group development?
E. Norming → A. roles
The principal by-product of the norming stage of team development is
C. group cohesiveness.
E. empowerment → D. "What do the others expect me to do?"
The question the group is asking during the forming stage of group development is
A. "Why are we here?"
B. "What's next?"
C. "Can we do the job properly?"
D. "Why are we fighting about who does what?"
E. "Can we agree on roles and work as a team?" → A. "Why are we here?"
______ strives to devise solutions that benefit both parties.
E. Accommodating → B. Collaborating