CSET Business Subtest I (175): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the four decision-making styles can be considered the most quantitative, numbers-based approach?

Question 2 2. In terms of leadership, which of the following best explains the biggest drawback inherent to a directive style of decision-making?

Question 3 3. From a product development standpoint, the two areas from which growth can occur are:

Question 4 4. When developing a product, one advantage of using surveys rather than relying solely on focus groups to conduct market research is that:

Question 5 5. According to the Vroom-Yetton-Jago Normative Decision Model, the five types of leadership styles are listed in which of the following?

Question 6 6. Vroom's Theory of Motivation, first proposed in 1964, is divided into three specific components, which are identified as:

Question 7 7. A second-year student in a local community college decides to switch majors abruptly from fine arts to computer information systems, believing that the change will improve the chances for finding job security post-graduation, as well as ensuring a fair and equitable wage in the new field of choice. Based solely on the information given, the student in question is attempting to satisfy which of the following needs, per Alderfer's ERG Theory?

Question 8 8. According to the work of Douglas McGregor, a boss who feels that his workers are generally lazy, self-absorbed, and lacking any sense of ambition is a prime example of which of the following types of managers?

Question 9 9. A large purveyor of steel products has been struggling to maintain reasonable sales quotas for over a year. The firm's CEO decides that new ideas must be generated to allow the organization to return to profitability. To make this happen, initiative must be drawn up by a newly created internal task force. One person per each of the company's divisions has been chosen to take part in this initiative, with productivity being the sole criterion upon which participants are selected. Based on the information provided above, what type of team is this?

Question 10 10. There are 14 employees who work for the Human Resources division within a large multinational technical services provider. All long-term employees, the HR staff members have worked well together, and are highly efficient and productive in performing their individually assigned tasks, all the while maintaining focus on organizational goals. The staff members collectively constitute which of the following?

Question 11 11. A first-line manager within a multinational corporation's IT help desk division notices that employee productivity has weakened significantly in recent months, and that a number of complaints have been lodged against her staff members due to issues involving response rates, quality, and timeliness. What measures might the manager be inclined to take from a Behavioral Management Theory standpoint to correct the situation?

Question 12 12. After working amicably with a subordinate for three years, a boss is annoyed to now find a subordinate constantly interrupting her at weekly team meetings. At first, the manager considers verbally reprimanding the employee for the inappropriate behavior, but eventually decides to ignore the interruptions completely, hoping that, in so doing, the behavior will cease on its own. This action best illustrates which of the following components of Reinforcement Theory?

Question 13 13. The first Hawthorne experiment was designed to test for which of the following?

Question 14 14. Please identify which of the following scenarios best illustrates the principle of negative reinforcement as it pertains to Thorndike's Reinforcement Theory.

Question 15 15. The similarities between Alderfer's ERG Theory and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs can be best summed up in which of the following?

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