Group Decision Making Methods & Considerations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Which of the following best describes group decision making?

Question 3 3. _____ can hamper the judgment, mental alacrity and effectiveness of a group's decision making through _____.

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. This is a culture defined by a culture where issues are fully detailed and spelled out.

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

Question 8 8. When an individual has a position of power over others, but it is not part of the hierarchical structure of the organization, it is called:

Question 9 9. What is a preventative measure that can be taken to reduce the chances of groupthink?

Question 10 10. Which of the following describes the likely outcome of decisions shaped by groupthink?

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Question 11 11. Groups that experience groupthink disregard _____ in order to maintain harmony in the group.

Question 12 12. The king of a small country wants to go to war. Everyone agrees with him in an attempt to gain his favor, even though they would be attacking a much larger nation. This an example of:

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

Question 14 14. When to use group or individual decision making really comes down to these factors:

Question 15 15. A cohesive, agreeable decision made by more than one person is called a:

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Question 16 16. If the decision is going to be made to raise the price of a product, a group consensus of _____ may be beneficial.

Question 17 17. According to the Vroom-Yetton-Jago Normative Decision Model, which form of leadership should a manager use to make a quick decision that involves a relatively small amount of money?

Question 18 18. A CEO has a plan to buy out another company. He has a meeting with his department heads where he acts as a moderator. He wants the whole group to reach consensus on whether to go ahead with the idea or reject it. What leaderships style is he using to make this decision according to the Vroom-Yetton-Jago Normative Decision Model?

Question 19 19. What is the purpose of the Vroom-Yetton-Jago Normative Decision Model?

Question 20 20. A marketing manager shows three new advertising ideas to her analysts. She wants their input, but will make the final decision herself. Which leadership style is she using according to the Vroom-Yetton-Jago Normative Decision Model?

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Question 21 21. What is the major weakness to using the devil's advocate approach?

Question 22 22. A high quality decision is an example of

Question 23 23. What is where members try to eliminate discord and agree on a decision even though it might not be the best alternative?

Question 24 24. What is the devil's advocate technique?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. What are the three types of group decision making?

Question 28 28. 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?

Question 29 29. _____ is the ability to utilize many minds to develop a multitude of ideas, leading to a high quality solution.

Question 30 30. The principles that govern a person's or group's behavior are called:

Group Decision Making Methods & Considerations Chapter Exam Instructions

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