DeVry Proj330 Week 8 final exam answers
Question 1. 1. (TCO 1) Which is not a defining characteristic of a team? (Points : 5)
They exist to achieve a shared goal.
Teams are bounded and stable over time.
Teams are not interdependent.
Team members have the authority to manage their own work and internal processes.
Question 2. 2. (TCO 1) Critical success factors for self-managing teams include: (Points : 5)
A, B, and C
Question 3. 3. (TCO 2) Team design: (Points : 5)
includes the basic structure of the organization
refers to the observable structure of the team
is the personality of a team
includes the unstated, implicit aspects of the team
Question 4. 4. (TCO 2) Social inhibition occurs when: (Points : 5)
at a precise point between boredom with a task and intense pressure
teams perceive their goals as a challenge
a person is highly engaged in a task
people are the center of attention and are concerned with discrepancies between their performance and standards of excellence
Question 5. 5. (TCO 3 ) An example of team coaching is: (Points : 5)
negating for resources
holding a press meeting before a new product is released
giving instructions on how to complete a task
reducing turnover in groups
Question 6. 6. (TCO 3) Guidelines for delegation include: (Points : 5)
Discussing tasks in terms of what’s in it for others
Setting specific goals with subordinates
Passing on challenges and responsibility
All of the above
Question 7. 7. (TCO 4) Types of newcomer roles include: (Points : 5)
all of the above
Question 8. 8. (TCO 4) ___is the process of how individuals enter into and then leave teams. (Points : 5)
Question 9. 9. (TCO 5) Goals should be articulated in the form of: (Points : 5)
a team staffing plan.
a team charter.
Question 10. 10. (TCO 5) _____are those in which the key objective is to create something, think out of the box, and question assumptions. (Points : 5)
Problem solving teams
Question 11. 11. (TCO 6) The most common decision rule is: (Points : 5)
a moral judgment
best member rule
Question 12. 12. (TCO 6) Three key symptoms of groupthink are: (Points : 5)
pressures toward uniformity
overestimation of the group and close-mindedness
a and b
Question 13. 13. (TCO 7) Advantages of boundary spanning networks include: (Points : 5)
A & B
Question 14. 14. (TCO 7) Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? (Points : 5)
In bureaucratic organizations, boundary spanners need to network laterally and hierarchically.
Advice, friendship, and trust ties are mutually exclusive.
Friendship ties are close interpersonal ties between people.
A & C
Question 15. 15. (TCO 7) Gender relationships include gender specific activities such as: (Points : 5)
Evening dinner gatherings
A & B
None of the above
Question 1. 1. (TCO 8) Indirect speech acts are: (Points : 5)
Situations where people do the majority of the talking.
A good means for effective communications.
Ways in which people ask others to do things in an indirect way.
Related to understanding symbols.
Question 2. 2. (TCO 8) Which statement(s) are true about team longevity? (Points : 5)
Natural biases do not affect teamwork.
A certain amount of familiarity is necessary for teams to work together in a productive fashion.
Teams don’t necessarily need a shared knowledge base.
Question 3. 3. (TCO 8) The two considerations in terms of mental models that members have about actual work are: (Points : 5)
Accuracy of the model
Divergent alternatives among team members
Degree of correspondence between members’ models
A & C
Question 4. 4. (TCO 8) Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? (Points : 5)
EBS will solve many problems for an organization.
Larger EBS groups do not generate as many ideas as do smaller groups.
Smaller EBS groups do not generate as many ideas as do larger groups.
EBS will not create any new problems for an organization.
Question 5. 5. (TCO 8) Ways in which people conspire and therefore fail in brainstorming include: (Points : 5)
Failing to abide by the rules of brainstorming
Slack off of production
Conformance in ideas
All of the above.
Question 6. 6. (TCO 8) How does a manager ensure teams develop an accurate TMS? (Points : 20)
Question 7. 7. (TCO 8) What is conservative realism? (Points : 20)
Question 8. 8. (TCO 7) What are the three specific types of ties in which people in teams bond? (Points : 20)
Question 9. 9. (TCO 1) Give an example of organizations that use each of the four types of teams described in Chapter 1. How is this type of team structure used by each organization? Give specific examples, including specific companies or industries. (Points : 30)
Question 10. 10. (TCO 3) There are five types of decision styles. Describe key characteristics of each of these decision styles. What style is most effective? Why? Provide examples to prove your point. (Points : 30)
Question 11. 11. (TCO 6) What are some key strategies a project manager can use to avoid the escalation of commitment pitfall? Please briefly describe each strategy and provide relevant examples. (Points : 30)