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Group Decision Making: Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. This is a type of culture that makes a lot of assumptions about the commonality of the communications, views and knowledge.

Question 2 2. Which of the following describes the likely outcome of decisions shaped by groupthink?

Question 3 3. How might it be advantageous for a company to bring together a group of people who each have a unique perspective regarding an issue the company faces?

Question 4 4. Thomas and Jane are working on a proposal for a new PR strategy for their company. Thomas believes that they should focus on TV ads, while Jane believes they should focus on the world of social media because most other forms of communication are outdated. Identify the kind of conflict in this situation and the reason behind it.

Question 5 5. Which of the following best describes group decision making?

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Question 6 6. This type of power is bestowed upon an individual due to their position within the organization.

Question 7 7. The marketing manager at Speedy Cellular has just sent her analysts a third survey about advertising ideas for a new cellphone. Which group decision technique is she applying?

Question 8 8. How did Social Comparison drive Messy Chocolates to make the wrong decision with the Cricket Chocolate Bar?

Question 9 9. Groups that experience groupthink disregard _____ in order to maintain harmony in the group.

Question 10 10. How can group polarization be prevented?

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Question 11 11. A company seeking ideas for new products wants to generate as many ideas as possible from a group. Which group decision technique will they MOST likely use?

Question 12 12. Which type of conflict are Marco and Peter experiencing in this scenario: Marco, who is a very sociable and open person, is working with Peter on a project for work. Marco quickly shares his ideas on what he thinks is the best course of action to take, but Peter is quite and provides very little input during the brainstorming session. If anything, he disagrees with Marco's ideas. Marco, being someone who is very sociable, might interpret Peter's lack of participation as Peter's displeasure with having to work with Marco. Now that Marco believes that Peter does not like him, Marco decides that he does not like Peter.

Question 13 13. A _____ represents one person getting feedback from the group but making a decision on his or her own.

Question 14 14. Which of the following is a major source of people conflict in teams?

Question 15 15. The analysts at Magic Marketing are meeting to discuss ideas for a new campaign for an important client. The facilitator leading the discussion advises the analysts not to criticize any new ideas at this point. Which group decision-making technique are they applying?

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Question 16 16. _____ can hamper the judgment, mental alacrity and effectiveness of a group's decision making through _____.

Question 17 17. It is important for managers to make sure that the member's criticism is

Question 18 18. What is where members try to eliminate discord and agree on a decision even though it might not be the best alternative?

Question 19 19. What is the major weakness to using the devil's advocate approach?

Question 20 20. Two coworkers are having a dispute about how to achieve the goal of their company, which is to introduce the most competitive product in the smart phones industry. In the heat of the argument, one of the workers calls the other a lazy good-for-nothing. Why is this an example of a people conflict?

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Question 21 21. The management group at Arrow Consulting contains many adventurous members who enjoy extreme sports and like to take risks in their everyday life. When they meet to decide on the direction for their new marketing campaign, the group comes up with an extremely risky approach that will either make the company millions or bankrupt them. How does this situation reflect group polarization?

Question 22 22. The following is TRUE in regards to group or individual decision making.

Question 23 23. If the decision is going to be made to raise the price of a product, a group consensus of _____ may be beneficial.

Question 24 24. Groupthink occurs:

Question 25 25. What is the devil's advocate technique?

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Question 26 26. _____ is the ability to utilize many minds to develop a multitude of ideas, leading to a high quality solution.

Question 27 27. What are the three types of group decision making?

Question 28 28. What is a preventative measure that can be taken to reduce the chances of groupthink?

Question 29 29. Why does group polarization occur?

Question 30 30. The top executives at XYZ Corporation are deciding how much to offer the owners of a smaller company to buy them out. Each executive writes down an amount on a piece of paper, and, after a brief discussion, they make the final decision by secret ballot. Which group decision making technique are they applying?

Group Decision Making: Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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