Management Exam 2 Book Vocab
Management Exam 2 Book Vocab
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An individual's abilities and competencies
A person's social connections within and outside an organization
Work-related knowledge and can come from formal education, self0directed learning, or on the job
A source of personal power: Charisma, agreeable behavior, and physical characteristics. The ability to inspire followers with devotion and enthusiasm, an attractive aura, great charm, or a divinely conferred power or talent
Dependable, reliable human resources. most highly prized characteristics of an employee.
Increases acceptance, and acceptance is key to personal influence.
A broad network of tasks and interpersonal relationships. Access to information in a communication network.
Amount of discretion vested in a position
Degree to which tasks performance is seen by influential people in the organization
Alignment of assigned tasks and organizational priorities
Force others to do what you say. Based on personal threat, which typically stems from formal authority. Coercion & Intimidation
Help others want to do what you say. Extracts compliance from others. Satisfying the self-interest of both parties. Bargaining & Ingratiation.
Show others that it makes sense to do what you say. Based on managers persuasive ability. Present Facts & Appeal to personal values
Draws attention to those issues or problems that concern you, notwithstanding the numerous other issues that compete for your superior's time and attention.
Obsessed with details and perfection
Inexplicit Direction with Decisive Delivery
Treats everything as a priority, requiring immediate, careful attention
Mercurial Mood Swings
Responses are very unpredictable
Obsession with loyalty and Obedience
Believes, "You are either for me or against me"
Criticizes subordinates in public, to the point of ridicule
Known for arbitrariness and hypocrisy
Exercises Raw Power for Personal Gain
Feels entitled to the "spoils of victory"
A specialized form of communication conducted from a specific task-related purpose
"How is your work going?
Where were you last employed?
If there's anything that would make you stay, what would it be?
False Bipolar Question
Did you vote yes or no to the union contract?
Of course, you want the best for your family, don't you?
Begins with a general question and then moves toward increasingly specific questions
Inverted Funnel Sequence
reverses the order, beginning with a specific question and moving toward more open questions towards the end
What does job satisfaction mean to you? Used when the message is not clear or is ambiguous
Simply rephrasing the question or repeat it verbatim
Positive Interpersonal Relationships
Key to creating positive energy in people's lives
When you have to correct someone else's behavior, when you have to deliver negative feedback, or when you have to point out shortcomings of another person, communicating in a way that builds and strengthens the relationship is more difficult.
An emotional and physical state in which one is agitated, estranged, confused, and arises when one of the parties feels threatened or punished by the communication
Occurs when one of the communicating parties feels put down ineffectual, or insignificant because of the communication
What is communicated verbally and nonverbally, matches exactly what the individual is thinking and feeling
Mismatch between what one is experiencing and what one is aware of. A mismatch between what one thinks or feels and what one communicates.
Makes a judgment or places a label on other individuals or on their behavior.
Designed to reduce the tendency to evaluate and to perpetuate a defensive interaction. It allows a person to be congruent and authentic as well as being helpful.
Helps people feel recognized, understood, accepted, and valued
Arouses negative feelings about self-worth, identity, and relatedness to others.
Can take the form of put-downs, in which others are made to look bad so that the communicator looks good.
Rigidity in Communication
Second major type of invalidation: the communication is portrayed as absolute, unequivocal, or unquestionable
Communicated when the other person's existence or importance is not acknowledged
The communicator does not acknowledge the feelings or opinions of the other person
Respectful, egalitarian communication
Important when a person with a higher status interacts with a person of a lower status
Flexibility in Communication
The willingness of a person to communicate an understanding that the other party may possess additional data and other alternatives that may make significant contributions both to the problem solution and to the relationship
An implied result of respectfulness and flexibility
Joined to previous messages in some way
Disconnected from what was stated before
Using first-person words, such as "I," "me," "mine"
Suggested by use of third-person or first-person-plural words
Provides direction, evaluation, personal opinion, or instructions
Switches the focus from the communicator's problem to one selected by the listener
Asks a question about what the communicator just said or about a topic selected by the listener
When the communicator's statement does not contain enough information, or part of the message is not understood.
Works best when the communicator is avoiding a topic, hasn't answered a previous question, or a previous statement is unclear
Most effective when the communicator is being encouraged to keep pursing the same topic in greater depth
to mirror back to the communicator the message that was heard and to communicate understanding and acceptance of the person.
Personal Management Interview Program
A regularly scheduled, on-on-one meeting between a manager and his or her subordinates
More like rational negotiations, which can be thought of as "an interpersonal decision-making process by which two or more people agree how to allocate scarce resources
A common source of conflict because individuals bring different backgrounds to their roles in organizations
Conflicts based on misinformation or misunderstanding tend to be factual; hence, clarifying previous messages or obtaining additional information generally resolves the dispute.
Conflict may overlap with those arising from personal differences or information deficiencies.
Environmentally Induced Stress
Conflicts stemming from Personal differences and role incompatibilities are greatly exacerbated by a stressful environment.
An attempt to satisfy one's own needs at the expense of the needs of the other individual.
Satisfies the other party's concerns while neglecting one's own. (Cooperative, Unassertive)
Neglects the interests of both parties by sidestepping the conflict or postponing a solution. (Uncooperative, Unassertive)
Intermediate between assertiveness and cooperativeness. An attempt to obtain partial satisfaction for both parties, in the sense that both receive the proverbial "half load". (Center)
An attempt to address fully the concerns of both parties. (Cooperative, Assertive.)
Commonly categorized according to two broad perspective: integrative and distributive.
Distributive Bargaining Perspective
Negotiators who focus on dividing up a "fixed pie"
Search for collaborative ways of "expanding the pie" by avoiding fixed.
Generally required to cool down the dispute, reestablish constructive communication, and help the parties reconcile their differences.
The creation of NEW ideas, breakthroughs, and radical approaches to problem solving. Experimentation, Exploration, Risk taking, transformational ideas, revolutionary thinking, unique visions.
The creating of BETTER ideas, incremental improvements, process control, systematic approaches, careful methods, clarifying problems.
The pursuit of rapid goal achievement and competitiveness. Be the FIRST. Faster responses than others, competitive approaches, attack problems directly.
An approach to creative activity through teamwork, involvement, and coordination among individuals. Cohesion, empowering people, building trust. Be SUSTAINABLE.
Mental obstacles that constrain the way problems are defined, and they can inhibit us from being effective in any of the four types of creativity.
Vertical thinking, defining a problem in only one way without considering alternative views, One thinking language, not using more than one language to define an assess the problem.
Stereotyping based on past experience, present problems are seen only as variations of past problems. Ignoring commonalities, failing to perceive commonalities among elements that initially appear to be different.
Distinguishing figures from ground, not filtering out irrelevant information or finding needed information. Artificial constraints, defining the boundaries of a problem too narrowly.
Noninquisitiveness, not asking questions. Nonthinking, a bias toward activity in place of mental work.
Concerned with logical, analytical, linear, or sequential tasks.
Concerned with intuition, synthesis, playfulness, and qualitative judgment.
Use both sides of their brain.
Includes gathering data, defining the problem, generating alternatives, and consciously examining all available information.
Involves mostly unconscious mental activity in which the mind combines unrelated thoughts in pursuit of a solution. Conscious effort is not involved.
Occurs when an insight is recognized and a creative solution is articulated
Evaluating the creative solution relative to some standard of acceptability
The goal is to help you put something you don't know in terms of something you do know, then reverse the process back again.
Individuals try to identify themselves as the problem.
The individuals apply facts, technology, and common experience to the problem.
Symbols or images are imposed on the problem.
Individuals ask the question "In my wildest dreams, how would I wish the problem to be resolved"
Refers to the number of ideas or concepts produced in a given length of tie.
Flexibility of Thought
Refers to the diversity of ideas or concepts generated.
Designed to help people generate alternative for problems solving without prematurely evaluating, and hence discarding, them.
The person who comes up with creative problem solutions
The person who helps provide the resources, environment, and encouragement for the idea champion to work on his ideas
The person who brings together cross-functional groups and necessary political support to facilitate implementation of creative ideas
The person who goes beyond organizational boundaries and barriers to ensure success of he creative solution.
Providing freedom for people to do successfully what they want to do, rather than getting them to do what you want them to do.
A sense of personal competence
A sense of personal choice
A sense of having impact
A sense of value in activity
A sense of security
The opportunity to accomplish a whole task.
Leading Positive Change
A management skill that focuses on unlocking positive human potential.
Build in organization when managers foster: collective noticing, collective feeling, and collective responding.
Observing acts of compassion and forgiveness, crucial in organizations because it leads to reciprocal behavior, equity, and justice.
Specific indicators of success
Methods for assessing levels of success
Benchmarks to determine when detectable progress will have occurred.